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CFMail Send Checkbox values through email

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Hello,

I have a series of checkboxes.  For example:

<input name="cdEasel" type="checkbox" id="cdEasel" value="Easel">Easel
<input name="cdFlipchart" type="checkbox" id="cdFlipchart" value="Flipchart">Flipchart
<input name="cdLCD" type="checkbox" id="cdLCD" value="LCD Projector">LCD Projector

I am sending email like this:
      <cfmail from=#txtEmail# to="name@biz.com" subject="Room Reservation">
       From: #txtFullName#
       Phone: #txtPhone#
       Email: #txtEmail#
       Name of event: #txtName#
       Date: #sltMonth#/#sltDay#/#sltYear#
       Number of People: #txtNumber#
       Time(s) Room is Needed: #txtTimes#
       Room Configuration: #rbConfig#
                 Equipment Needed: THIS IS WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO LOOP THROUGH THE CHECK BOXES ABOVE.              
      </cfmail>

How can I loop through the series of checkboxes and send the values of those checkboxes via the cfmail?

Thank you.
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by:pinaldave
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Hi rudyflyer,
you can not loop inside the CFMAIL. you will have to do it outside...

Regards,
---Pinal
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by:rudyflyer
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I am very new to CF.  How do I do the loop and then send it via email?

Thank you
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mrichmon earned 500 total points
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It looks like you are not actually "looping"

Try this :

 <cfmail from=#txtEmail# to="name@biz.com" subject="Room Reservation">
      From: #txtFullName#
      Phone: #txtPhone#
      Email: #txtEmail#
      Name of event: #txtName#
      Date: #sltMonth#/#sltDay#/#sltYear#
      Number of People: #txtNumber#
      Time(s) Room is Needed: #txtTimes#
      Room Configuration: #rbConfig#
                 Equipment Needed:
                      <cfif  IsDefined("Form.cdEasel")> Easel</cfif>
                      <cfif  IsDefined("Form.cdFlipchart")> Flipchart</cfif>
                      <cfif  IsDefined("Form.cdLCD")> LCD Projector</cfif>
     </cfmail>

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by:kkhipple
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isn't it better practice to have something like this?

<!----basically check and verify FORM element exist and does have a value besides the empty string and then output the FORM element value --->

<CFIF IsDefined("FORM.cdEasel") AND FORM.cdEasel NEQ "">#FORM.cdEasel#</CFIF>
<CFIF IsDefined("FORM.cdFlipchart") AND FORM.cdFlipChart NEQ "">#FORM.cdFlipChart#</CFIF>
<CFIF IsDefined("FORM.cdLCD") AND FORM.cdLCD NEQ "">#FORM.cdLCD#</CFIF>
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by:mrichmon
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not necessary at all for checkboxes.

They are either defined if they were checked or not defined it they were not checked.

Now what you could do is :

<cfparam name="Form.cdEasel" type="numeric" default="0">

And it will be 1 if the box was checked and 0 otherwise.

But really you can just check if the variable name is defined and that is good enough.
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