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Send an Email on Record Update

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hi,
I want to know what is the best way of sending an email notifications from a database when a record is updated?
I have been reading a lot of posts on how we are not suppose to send an email from a trigger.
I am using SQL Server 2008 and I have a table called Project and a table called Employee, I want to be able to send an email to selected users in the Employee table (their emails are stored in EmailAddress Field, and only "Admins" Employees with their AccessLevel is set to 2) when the Project.Status field changes to 0 or 1 in the Project table

how can I do this?
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Question by:smaguire
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by:JestersGrind
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If you're using a stored procedure to update the Project.Status field, you could change it to also send an email.

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by:smaguire
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No, I have a web application that enables the enduser to update any project. no stored procedure in the process.
I have it working using visual studio - C# code, but I want the code to be more dynamic where I don't have to compile the entire code everytime i need to subscribe a user to the email notification alert.
 
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by:JestersGrind
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In that case, a trigger might be your best option.

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by:smaguire
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Thanks Greg for your reply,
I just finished reading some posts suggesting that NS is no longer in SQL Server 2008, and Triggers will not be recommended since if they do fail to contact the mail server, the commit will take a long time.
Now back to your original suggestion of using a SP, How can I accomplish that?
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by:RiteshShah
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you could do something like below script. script is just example, you can make it more customize for your need.




create proc updateANDemail
as
begin
 
update table1 set field1='abc' where field1='ab'
 
EXEC master.dbo.xp_sendmail 
    @recipients=N'ritesh_a_shah@yahoo.com',
     @message=N'records updated',
     @copy_recipients=N'rits4friends@gmail.com',
     @subject=N'update' ;
 
 
end

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by:smaguire
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Thanks RiteshShah for your reply,
I will have to try your code later on but will I be able to do something like this:
@message=field1            
What is the 'N' for?
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RiteshShah earned 1500 total points
ID: 24314738
you can remove N, its a prefix before string variable.... as long as field1 concern, than you would have to do it like:

create proc updateANDemail
as
begin

declare @val='ABC'

update table1 set field1=@val where field1='ab'
 
EXEC master.dbo.xp_sendmail
    @recipients='ritesh_a_shah@yahoo.com',
     @message=@val,
     @copy_recipients='rits4friends@gmail.com',
     @subject='update' ;
 end
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