Expiring Today—Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

sending and receiving emails from SQL server?

Posted on 2011-03-25
4
Medium Priority
?
280 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Experts,

How can I set up sending and receiving email in SQL server mail? How does it work? how can I understand the processes?

Lynn
0
Comment
Question by:yrcdba7
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
astralcomputing earned 2000 total points
ID: 35215942
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:Ryan McCauley
ID: 35215947
SQL Server can't receive emails (not directly, anyway - you need something like Biztalk to receive them and write it to a database table), but you can send outgoing mail with SQL Server using DBMail.

This article walks you though configuring it and sending messages, as well as following up to ensure they were delivered:

http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2008/08/23/sql-server-2008-configure-database-mail-send-email-from-sql-database/
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:lcohan
ID: 35218810
Please see code from my solution for sending HTML email at:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_26826472.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+dbmail+send+sp

To send query output as attachemnt:

eclare @report_file_name varchar(30),
            @sql varchar(max),
            @emailbody varchar(4000)
      
      set @sql = N'SET NOCOUNT ON
                        SELECT whatever FROM whatever_table WHERE whatever'

      SET @report_file_name = 'file_list_at_' + convert(varchar(10),getdate(), 112) + '.txt'
      SET @emailbody = 'Here is the list you wanted as today(yyyy.mm.dd):  '+ convert(varchar(10),getdate(), 102)
      EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
            @profile_name = 'Mail Profile', -- mail profile here
            @recipients='user@mail.com',
            @subject = 'This is a TEST email',
            @body = @emailbody,
            @body_format = 'TEXT',
            @query = @sql,
            @attach_query_result_as_file = 1,
            @execute_query_database = 'YourDB', -- your database name here
            @query_attachment_filename = @report_file_name,
            @query_result_header = 1,
            @query_result_no_padding = 1,
            @query_result_separator = '      ',
            @query_result_width = 1000;

To send attachmet only:

      EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
            @profile_name = 'Mail Profile', -- mail profile here
            @recipients='user@mail.com',
            @subject = 'Your image file has arrived...',
            @body = 'Here is your image file - see attached',
            @body_format = 'TEXT',
            @file_attachments = 'E:\PicturesFolder\Pic1.jpg';
0
 

Author Comment

by:yrcdba7
ID: 35429421
Thank you!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have a large data set and a SSIS package. How can I load this file in multi threading?
Ready to get certified? Check out some courses that help you prepare for third-party exams.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for datatypes, explain the available data types and show how data can be passed into and out of variables.

719 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question