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Hi !

I'm having a little issue with sp_send_dbmail and datatype

I've done a trigger that send me an email each time a row is insterted in a table. The email include the inserted data. That's working well.

The table I use contain a column named "subject" and another one name "notes"
My Database collation is : Latin1_General_CI_AS
"Subject" column datatype is : nvarchar(255)
"Notes" column datatype is : ntext

Here's my trigger code:

USE [MyDatabase]
GO

SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO

ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[tr_send_email_when_cancelled]
ON [dbo].[tasks]
AFTER INSERT
AS
      IF EXISTS (SELECT NULL FROM INSERTED WHERE CategoryID = '7F1335C8-5850-4C49-92F4-6D2321B79138')
BEGIN

            DECLARE @UserID Uniqueidentifier = (SELECT ProjectID FROM INSERTED)
            DECLARE @BodyTXT nvarchar(max) = dbo.fnGetHRAnalysis(@UserID,null)
            DECLARE @SubjectTXT VARCHAR(255) = (SELECT subject FROM INSERTED)

            EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
        @profile_name = 'MyProfile',
        @recipients = 'alias@mydomain.ca',
        @body_format = 'HTML',
        @body = @BodyTXT,
        @subject = @SubjectTXT;
      
END


My problem is that each time there is an accented caracter in the "Subject" field (é à è...), I get the email with a scrambled subject like this in outlook :
 "=?utf-8?B?Q2FuY2VsUGxhY2VtZW50IGRlIHRyYXZhaWw6IHZlbmRyZWRpIDI3IGF2cmlsIDIwMTIsIENsaWVudDogQ0xJTklRVUUgTcOJRElDQUxFIERFIExBIEdBUkUsIETDqXBhcnRlbWVudDogUHLDqWzDqHZlbWVudCwgUXVhcnQ6IDA3OjMwOjAwIC0gMTI6MDA6MDAgPSAwNDozMDowMCwgRW1wbG95w6k6IE5hZGVhdSBHZWxpbm..."

email sent with subject without accent are printed correctly in outlook.

Can someone tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it ?
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This link should help: Accent Removal

There are a few functions on there that can help you resolve this problem. I have used them before quite a bit.
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by:Rubicon2009
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Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Procedure tr_send_email_when_cancelled, Line 19
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'COLLATE'.

DECLARE @SubjectTXT NVARCHAR(255) = 'Un quart de travail à été annulé : ' + (SELECT subject FROM INSERTED)

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
@profile_name = 'MyProfile',
@recipients = alias@domain.ca',
@body_format = 'HTML',
@body = @BodyTXT,
@subject COLLATE LATIN1_GENERAL_CS_AI = @SubjectTXT;
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by:OCDan
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Sorry about that, ignore my initial, I changed it now, if you copy the code from the link and then invoke the function.
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by:Rubicon2009
ID: 37767996
The solution provided is great but I'll like to know why this is happening. Do you have any ideas ?

I know for sure that @subject used into dbmail is expecting a nvarchar(255) datatype.
Is it possible that my own variable containg the subject is sending more bytes and it is being truncated so the email client can't read it correctly ?
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by:OCDan
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I'm not too certain why this is happening but I'll do some investigation and some tests on my system.

I don't think that datalength is the issue, but just try changing datatype to varchar(max) and see if that works ok.
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by:Rubicon2009
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Okay Keep me posted :)

I'll give point for the REPLACE solution
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