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Keep sending email every week until request has been answered.

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Once the form is filled out, clicking on the 'Create' Button sends an email request.
 
How do I automatically resend the same email  again a week later and make it stop sending when the request has been reviewed.  

When reviewer clicks on 'Approved' Button, the form is digitally signed (got this part working), it should stop sending weekly emails.

Hope I'm making myself clear.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 1000 total points
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you need to put a "send email queue" table into place, and do the sending based on that table.
the table needs to have the necessary info on what email to send, and a column like NEXT_SEND_DATE  
this column will be set to "SYSDATE" in the "Create" button click.

then, a scheduled job (once per hour, for example) will check all those rows in the table that have NEXT_SEND_DATE <= SYSDATE, and do the email sending for those + UPDATE the columns's value to NEXT_SEND_DATE + 7 to "reschedule" for next week

the "Approve" button will then need to delete this record.

hope this helps
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by:InxsDar
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Thanks for the reply!

Is there a scheduled job in Oracle Apex?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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I'm not a specialist, so I would refer to:
http://www.apextras.com/?p=337
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