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Hi

I have a mailing script which I need to use to send data from a database out in a specific format. I know the .php file which gets this data is working correctly but when I try to include it in the mailing script only static data is sent from the file none of the database data is sent. The mailing script is activated via an ajax function which is working correctly.

Any help would be much appreciated

Cheers Neil

<?php

$to_email = "me@test.com";
$email_subject = "RIDDOR Notification";
$email_content = "Riddor XML:\n";
$from = "support@sevron.co.uk";
$headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n";
$headers .= "Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1\r\n";
$headers .= "From: $from";

//$email_data = file_get_contents('riddor-mailinglist.php');

ob_start();
//echo $email_data;

include "riddor-mailinglist.php";

$email_content = ob_get_contents();


if (mail($to_email, $email_subject, $email_content, $headers)) {
    ob_end_clean();
    echo '<p style="text-align:center;padding:20px;padding-top:40px;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Message has been sent.<br/><br/>';
}

//else {
//    echo 'ERROR - message not sent. <br/><br/>';
//}
?> 

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by:Robert Saylor
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Place your mysql connection info directly in riddor-mailinglist.php and see if that helps.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Let's try to reduce this to the SSCCE.  What happens in the include statement on line 16?  Is that where the data is acquired from the database?
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by:Sevron
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Hi Thank you both for the quick replies The connection to the database is within the mailing list file (well the config file with the connection into in) and the file has the code on it to gather the data from the database yes. I have added the code from the riddor-mailinglist.php file below (this file has to output the data in an as XML). When I access this file directly the data is being brought back.

<?php

session_start();

include("../../../res/includes/config.php");

$link = sqlsrv_connect($sName, $cInfo);

if ($link == false) {
    echo "Could not connect.\n";
    die(print_r(sqlsrv_errors(), true));
}


    $pkRiddorID = $_SESSION['pkRiddorID'];

//echo $_SESSION['pkRiddorID];
//stored procedure used to gather the data from the DB
$sql = "EXEC SP_v3_incident_riddor_mailinglist_web @pkRiddorID=?";
//parameter used to find the data 
$params = array(
    array($pkRiddorID, SQLSRV_PARAM_IN)
);

/* Execute the query. */
$stmt = sqlsrv_query($link, $sql, $params);

if ($stmt === false) {
    echo "Error in executing statement. SP_v3_ims_incident_riddor_mailinglist_web\n";
    die(print_r(sqlsrv_errors(), true));
}

if (stristr($_SERVER["HTTP_ACCEPT"], "application/xhtml+xml")) {
    header("Content-type: application/xhtml+xml");
} else {
    header("Content-type: text/xml");
}
echo("<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"iso-8859-1\"?>\n");

$output = "<injuries xmlns='urn:HSE_Namespace' xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance' xsi:schemaLocation='urn:HSE_Namespace HSESchemaFile.xsd' >";

$loopcount = 1;

$row = sqlsrv_fetch_array($stmt);

    $output .= "<injury>";
//        $output .= "<count id='" . $loopcount . "'></count>"; //will probably need removing unsure at this point keep for my benefits
        $output .= "<customer_ref><![CDATA[". $row['fkIncidentID']. rand(1, 99) . "]]></customer_ref>";
        $output .= "  <notification_type>F2508IE</notification_type>";
        $output .="<notifier>";
            $output .= "<Title><![CDATA[" . $row['Title'] . "]]></Title>";
            $output .= "<Forename><![CDATA[" . $row['FirstName'] . "]]></Forename>";
            $output .= "<Familyname><![CDATA[" . $row['LastName'] . "]]></Familyname>";
            $output .= "<Jobtitle><![CDATA[" . $row['JobTitle'] . "]]></Jobtitle>";
            $output .= "<Phonenumber><![CDATA[" . $row['Phone'] . "]]></Phonenumber>";
            $output .= "<org_name><![CDATA[" . $row['OrganisationName'] . "]]></org_name>";
            $output .= "<org_addressline1><![CDATA["."org_" . $row['Address1'] . "]]></org_addressline1>";
            $output .= "<org_addressline2><![CDATA["."org_" . $row['Address2'] . "]]></org_addressline2>";
            $output .= "<org_addressline3><![CDATA["."org_" . $row['Address3'] . "]]></org_addressline3>";
            $output .= "<org_town><![CDATA["."org_" . $row['Town'] . "]]></org_town>";
            $output .= "<org_county><![CDATA["."org_" . $row['County'] . "]]></org_county>";
            $output .= "<org_postcode><![CDATA[" ."org_". $row['PostCode'] . "]]></org_postcode>";
            $output .= "<org_faxnumber><![CDATA[" . $row['Fax'] . "]]></org_faxnumber>";
            $output .= "<Email><![CDATA[" . $row['Email'] . "]]></Email>";
        $output .= "</notifier>";

if($row['WhereIncident'] == 1){

        $output .= "<incident_location>";
            $output .= "<Location><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereIncident'] . "]]></Location>";
            $output .= "<authority_responsible><![CDATA[" . $row['ResponsibleAuthority'] . "]]></authority_responsible>";
/*            $output .= "<loc_addressline1><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereAddress1'] . "]]></loc_addressline1>";
            $output .= "<loc_addressline2><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereAddress2'] . "]]></loc_addressline2>";
            $output .= "<loc_addressline3><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereAddress3'] . "]]></loc_addressline3>";
            $output .= "<loc_town><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereTown'] . "]]></loc_town>";
            $output .= "<loc_county><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereCounty'] . "]]></loc_county>";
            $output .= "<loc_postcode><![CDATA[" . $row['WherePostCode'] . "]]></loc_postcode>";*/
            $output .= "<loc_description><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereDetails'] . "]]></loc_description>";
        $output .= "</incident_location>";
}else{
    $output .= "<incident_location>";
    $output .= "<Location><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereIncident'] . "]]></Location>";
    $output .= "<authority_responsible><![CDATA["  . $row['ResponsibleAuthority'] . "]]></authority_responsible>";
    $output .= "<loc_addressline1><![CDATA["."loc_" . $row['WhereAddress1'] . "]]></loc_addressline1>";
    $output .= "<loc_addressline2><![CDATA["."loc_" . $row['WhereAddress2'] . "]]></loc_addressline2>";
    $output .= "<loc_addressline3><![CDATA["."loc_" . $row['WhereAddress3'] . "]]></loc_addressline3>";
    $output .= "<loc_town><![CDATA["."loc_" . $row['WhereTown'] . "]]></loc_town>";
    $output .= "<loc_county><![CDATA["."loc_" . $row['WhereCounty'] . "]]></loc_county>";
    $output .= "<loc_postcode><![CDATA["."loc_" . $row['WherePostCode'] . "]]></loc_postcode>";
    $output .= "<loc_description><![CDATA[" . $row['WhereDetails'] . "]]></loc_description>";
    $output .= "</incident_location>";
}

        $output .="<incident>";
            $output .= "<Date><![CDATA[" . $row['IncidentDate'] . "]]></Date>";
            $output .= "<Time><![CDATA[" . $row['IncidentTime'] . "]]></Time>";
            $output .= "<local_authority><![CDATA[" . $row['LocalAuthority'] . "]]></local_authority>";
            $output .= "<Department><![CDATA[" . $row['IncidentDepartment'] . "]]></Department>";
            $output .= "<sub_activity><![CDATA[" . $row['SubActivity'] . "]]></sub_activity>";
            $output .= "<incident_kind><![CDATA[" . $row['KindAccident'] . "]]></incident_kind>";
            $output .= "<Fallheight><![CDATA[" . $row['FallHeight'] . "]]></Fallheight>";
            $output .= "<workprocessinvolved><![CDATA[" . $row['WorkProcess'] . "]]></workprocessinvolved>";
            $output .= "<main_factor_involved><![CDATA[" . $row['MainFactor'] . "]]></main_factor_involved>";
            $output .= "<what_happened_description><![CDATA[" . $row['WhatHappened'] . "]]></what_happened_description>";
        $output .="</incident>";

        $output .="<injured_person>";
            $output .= "<ip_nametitle><![CDATA["."ip_". $row['IPTitle'] . "]]></ip_nametitle>";
            $output .= "<ip_givename><![CDATA["."ip_" . $row['IPFirstName'] . "]]></ip_givename>";
            $output .= "<ip_familyname><![CDATA["."ip_" . $row['IPLastName'] . "]]></ip_familyname>";
            $output .= "<ip_addressline1><![CDATA["."ip_" . $row['IPAddress1'] . "]]></ip_addressline1>";
            $output .= "<ip_addressline2><![CDATA["."ip_". $row['IPAddress2'] . "]]></ip_addressline2>";
            $output .= "<ip_addressline3><![CDATA[" ."ip_". $row['IPAddress3'] . "]]></ip_addressline3>";
            $output .= "<ip_town><![CDATA[" ."ip_". $row['IPTown'] . "]]></ip_town>";
            $output .= "<ip_county><![CDATA[" ."ip_". $row['IPCounty'] . "]]></ip_county>";
            $output .= "<ip_postcode><![CDATA["."ip_" . $row['IPPostCode'] . "]]></ip_postcode>";
            $output .= "<ip_telephonenumber><![CDATA[" . $row['IPPhone'] . "]]></ip_telephonenumber>";
            $output .= "<ip_gender><![CDATA[" . $row['IPGender'] . "]]></ip_gender>";
            $output .= "<ip_age><![CDATA[" . $row['IPAge'] . "]]></ip_age>";
            $output .= "<ip_jobtitle><![CDATA[" . $row['IPOccupation'] . "]]></ip_jobtitle>";
            $output .= "<ip_employment_status><![CDATA[" . $row['IPStatus'] . "]]></ip_employment_status>";
            $output .= "<ip_status_description><![CDATA[" . $row['IPStatusDetails'] . "]]></ip_status_description>";
        $output .="</injured_person>";

        $output .="<injured_person_injuries>";
            $output .= "<ip_injurysustained><![CDATA[" . $row['IPInjury'] . "]]></ip_injurysustained>";
            $output .= "<ip_partofbodyinjured><![CDATA[" . $row['IPInjuryLocation'] . "]]></ip_partofbodyinjured>";
            $output .= "<ip_unconsciuos><![CDATA[" . $row['IPUnconscious'] . "]]></ip_unconsciuos>";
            $output .= "<ip_resuscitation><![CDATA[" . $row['IPResuscitated'] . "]]></ip_resuscitation>";
            $output .= "<ip_hospitalised><![CDATA[" . $row['IPHospital'] . "]]></ip_hospitalised>";
            $output .= "<ip_severity><![CDATA[" . $row['IPInjurySeverity'] . "]]></ip_severity>";
        $output .="</injured_person_injuries>";


    $output .= "</injury>";
   //$output .= "";



//$output .="</injuries>";
$output .="</injuries>";

echo $output;
?>

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Thanks again Neil
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by:Robert Saylor
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Being your code is not returning data try putting the absolute path in for the following:


include("../../../res/includes/config.php");

IE: include ("/home/username/public_html/res/includes/config.php");

Or for a test place the content of config.php in your php file and comment out your include.
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by:Sevron
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Hi Again

I placed the database connection directly onto the mailinglist page unfortunately I got the same result the static data was sent but none of the dynamic .
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Please add this line to the top of all of your PHP scripts (at this point in the application lifecycle you really want to see all of the error information):

error_reporting(E_ALL);

Change line 9 from this:

if ($link == false) {

To this:

if ($link === false) {

Change line 11 from this:

die(print_r(sqlsrv_errors(), true));

To this (and make similar changes where there are other tests for errors):

$x = sqlsrv_errors();
trigger_error($x, E_USER_ERROR);

After line 44, add this:

var_dump($row);

Armed with this information you may be better equipped to see what is going on with the script and how it is operating on the data.
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@it-wizard: I see you are new to EE and so you may not have yet read the grading guidelines.  It's not like grammar school.  Giving a grade less than "A" without question or explanation is unacceptable in this community.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help/viewHelpPage.jsp?helpPageID=26

If there was something wrong or inadequate in the answers you received, you can and should engage in dialog with the community so that we can, together, run the problem to ground.
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Hi I am new yes the answer helped guide me towards the answer. It was an issue in the mailing list file with the way I had declared the variables because our live server is really ify with variables which are not within an ISSET statement.

So your answer didn't give me the solution but I felt you should be given pionts as you tried to help me which counts for alot.

I didn't read the awards info before I gave the points out so sorry about that I understand the system now.
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