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Access, HTML email, memo fields and new lines/carriage returns

Posted on 2012-03-15
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Hello;

I've built a function in our access database that generates an HTML email and populates some of the body of the email from a few different records in the database.  (So I've essentially wrapped HTML within access code by setting .HTMLBody = "htmlCodeHere").

I used to send this email out using SendObject format TXT, now writing this to create a pretty HTML email.

It works great, with one exception:  I have a memo field in the database where users enter data: some times sentences, some time paragraphs, always with several carriage returns/new lines.  The problem: HTML doesn't interpret these as enters/new lines when formulating the email.  

Example, if the memo field has the following data:

* line one here
* line two here
* line three here

It will output in the email as:

* line one here * line two here * line three here.

Obviously the HTML tag for new line is <br>, but how do I get the database or HTML to interpret the new lines in the memo field into a new line in the HTML code?

Thanks all.
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Not sure how you are getting your memofield out of your database, but assuming that you have read it into a string variable, you could try replacing the carriage returns with <br> tags to formulate your html message:


strHTMLMessage = Replace(strYourMemoField, vbCRLF, "<br>")
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Yes, I read it into a String.  Essentially:

strBody = me.Body
.htmlBody = strBody

So would I replace this with:

strBody = me.Body
.htmlBody = Replace(strBody),vbCRLF,"<br>")

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That worked--thanks!
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