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sp_send_dbmail format

when sending an email through the above proc in SQL Server to outlook with HTML format, it is jumbled and not proper. what does outlook need for it to receive the format in nice looking way?

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You need to format the document like in the example below:

DECLARE @title nvarchar(200)
DECLARE @tableHTML nvarchar(MAX)

SET @title = 'Summary Report - Passive and Active List'
SET @tableHTML =
    N'<H1>' + @title + '</H1>' +
    N'<table border="1">' +
    N'<tr>' +
      N'<th>gway</th>' +
      N'<th>valid_count</th>' +
      N'<th>active</th>' +
      N'<th>excluded</th>' +
   CAST(
            (SELECT
                  td = gway, '',
                  td = flag, '',
                  td = case when active = 1 then 'YES' else 'NO' END ,'',
                  td = case when gel = 1 then 'YES' else 'NO' END ,''
            FROM  servername.dbo.tablename
            FOR XML PATH('tr'), TYPE)
      AS NVARCHAR(MAX) ) + N'</table>' ;

IF @tableHTML is not null
BEGIN
    EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
            @profile_name = 'your_profile',
            @recipients='anushahanna@mail.com',
            @subject = @title,
            @body = @tableHTML ,
            @body_format = 'HTML' ;
END
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thanks lcohan- does this make sure any recipient mails, will receive it ok, in proper format (as long the recipient mail system supports HTML)?
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lcohan- thanks.

can you please add some dummy values to the below code, just to prove the point of how pretty this can be made. can we add 2 rows of data for the 4 columns and put some colors?
DECLARE @title nvarchar(200)
DECLARE @tableHTML nvarchar(MAX)

SET @title = 'Summary Report - FunctionCode'
SET @tableHTML =
    N'<H1>' + @title + '</H1>' +
    N'<table border="1">' +
    N'<tr>' +
      N'<th>Column1</th>' +
      N'<th>Column2</th>' +
      N'<th>Column3</th>' +
      N'<th>Column4</th>'  + N'</table>' ;

IF @tableHTML is not null
BEGIN
    EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
            @profile_name = 'ProfileName',
            @recipients='anushahanna@mail.com',
            @subject = @title,
            @body = @tableHTML ,
            @body_format = 'HTML' ;
END

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very nice, lcohan - thanks much.