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Lotus notes @mailsend as lotusscript

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I have a form with the following fields:-
Form Name: leasetracemail
ltto (text)
ltcc (text)
ltfbcc (text)
ltsubject (text)
ltbody (rich text)
trailer(text)

the rich text field can contain attachments and I am tryinmg to use the @mailsend as follows:
@MailSend(ltto;ltcc;ltbcc;ltsubject;"";ltbody:trailer);

However @mailsend does not work with rich text fileds for attachments.  I beleive that I need to use Lotusscript to do this but am not a Lotussscript programmer.  Can anyone translate the mailsend command (to use on a button) as Lotusscript please?

Thanks
Pete
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by:Sjef Bosman
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First, try to use

      @MailSend(ltto;ltcc;ltbcc;ltsubject;"";"ltbody":"trailer");

The 6th parameter is, according to the help: "The names of one or more fields from the current document that you want included in the mail memo. "
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by:peadarmac
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Hi sjef_bosman,  the @mailsend works fine if the ltbody field is a simple text field.  The problem is if I make it a rich text field and attach a document it does not work.  Putting the sixth parameter in quotes just send ltbody as a literal string.  Really need to do this with script I reckon.  Thanks.
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by:Sjef Bosman
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I can confirm that the 6th parameter must be a text-list of field names. But if you say it doesn't work, I believe you ;-)

In LotusScript (assuming that the current document is opened AND is not a new document, i.e. it's been saved to disk):

Dim ws As New NotesUIWorkspace
Dim ns As New NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim doc As NotesDocument
Dim maildoc As NotesDocument
Set db= ns.CurrentDatabase
Set doc= ws.CurrentDocument.Document
Set maildoc= New NotesDocument(db)
maildoc.Form= "Memo"
maildoc.SendTo= doc.ltto
maildoc.CopyTo= doc.ltcc
maildoc.BlindCopyTo= doc.ltbcc
maildoc.Subject= doc.ltsubject
Call doc.CopyItemToDocument(maildoc, "Body")
Call maildoc.Send(False)
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cohalex earned 500 total points
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You need to rename your fields on the form to:

ltto (text) -> SendTo (text (multivalue))
ltcc (text) -> CopyTo (text (multivalue))
ltfbcc (text) -> BlindCopyTo (text (multivalue))
ltsubject (text) -> Subject (text)
ltbody (rich text) -> Body (rich text)

If you cant simply rename them, create the new fields as computed and take the values from the original ones.
Body should be renamed though.

On your Send button in LS, you could have:

      Dim ws As New NotesUIWorkspace
      Dim uidoc As NotesUIDocument
      
      Set uidoc = ws.CurrentDocument
      Call uidoc.Send()
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by:peadarmac
ID: 37716473
Exactly what I needed..simple and straightforward..Thx
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