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Is it difficult to set up and use PHP Mail to send an email when a user updates a record in the Database?
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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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Hi axessJosh,

No.

From the previous question, the insert action happens here:

  $Result1 = mysql_query($insertSQL, $connYOURDB) or die(mysql_error());

  $insertGoTo = "somepage.php";

So you just need to add mail() code in between those lines:

  $Result1 = mysql_query($insertSQL, $connYOURDB) or die(mysql_error());
   
$Name = "Sender";
$email = "email@adress.com";
$recipient = "otheremail@otheremailadress.com";
$mail_body = "Hi";
$subject = "Something"; //subject
$header = "From: ". $Name . " <" . $email . ">\r\n";

mail($recipient, $subject, $mail_body, $header);

  $insertGoTo = "somepage.php";
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by:Jason C. Levine
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However, be aware that this will cause the Insert behavior to disappear (or show a red !) in the Behaviors panel.  The code will work, but the extra code breaks DW's syntax check for behaviors.
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by:houssam_ballout
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after the update statement, simply use the mail function as jason use in his first post
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