Thanks for your great series on working with PDFs. I have a question I hope you can help me with. I want to create a PDF simple enough using cfdocument but then I would like to email it without having to write it disk using a filename. I can create it and save to "name", but I can't seem to be able to use that in the cfmailparam.
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This method also completely bypasses the CF mail spool. So, I thought I'd re-do my original example using Jon's technique in this post—just so you can see an example of both methods. Toggle navigation dans. Home Sitemap About Contact. John Wells. Great looking example. I am going to try it. Do you know of any good examples on processing incoming emails? I am using Version 7 now but soon to get v8. Ben Nadel. Dan, this is awesome! I commented a long time ago on your post about sending in-memory binary data using the Java mail API, but that post went pretty high over my head : This one, however, looks super straight forward.
Thanks for showing this demo. Dan G. Switzer, II. This means some mail clients may not correctly interpret the message. Susan Hansen. I got this code to email me a PDF of my list of fields, but it is not filling in the data from my form. Should it be able to do that without external programs? I'm pushing hard to get CF8 here but since we just got 7, I have to make something else work for a while.
Once I get one of these going, I can use it for many applications we have at the library. That should show you off enough code to get you up and running. Phil Mason. The embedded image was not displayed when I tried this code. Anyone else had this problem? Phil: As the comments state, this does not produce a syntactically correct SMTP message--which could be your problem.
Also, the CF8. Hi, This has all been very helpful and enlightening, thanks for posting it! But I'm still a little bit stuck. I'd like to send an ics iCal file without having to save it as a file. But, what we really want is to send them an email that is an invitation that they could accept or decline. Any suggestions? Dan you said "Also, the CF8. Tim: In CF 8.
See the documentation for more information I believe its the cfmailparam tag that the functionality was tied to, but can't recall off the top of my head.
The answer is there Thanks for your quick reply and hopefully this helps someone out after I spent a while searching for something that I felt would have been a grand omission in CF8 in light of all the new PDF capabilities. Bob Lawrence. Dan, Nice work. You solution worked like a charm! Thanks for sharing. Bob L. I just want to express my love and gratitude! I've spent the last 5 hours or so surfing across expert-exchange, houseoffusion and many many forums looking for a way to email and excel sheet that is dynamically generate and this is absolutely beautiful and worked without much trouble.
Only one minor tweak I had to do was replace the binaryEncode content with ToBase64 content because the other threw an error when it encountered a single quote in the content. Once again, many many thanks! Thanks again for a great solution for CFMX7. If using CF7's native solution is going to cause you problems, then you really want to use the Javamail API over this solution--as it'll produce valid messages per the spec.
Dan, Got it working using your code above and it works beautifully..! I was amazed at how simple and clean the code ran and delivered the two PDF reports as attachments to my Outlook email Inbox! I'm now looking forward to Scheduling all of my reports in like fashion..
Thanks again, ja. Joost van der Drift. Taking your example I'm trying to create a mail with an ICS attachment, so that the recipient can acknowledge or decline the invitation. Any ideas from anyone?
Ask Ben: Creating A PDF And Attaching It To An Email Using ColdFusion
This is one of the many tasks that ColdFusion happens to make very easy. By supplying the CFDocument tag with a Name attribute, Coldfusion will store the generated PDF document as a binary variable in the supplied variable name, "certificate. I'm not sure why I noticed this, but I like how the cfmail tag is sending the email from info certificiates. What exactly were you trying to spell? A little over excited for the long weekend? Just a nitpick about something we both know - but which can cause some unintended confusion in someone who isn't on his guard. ColdFusion will store the generated PDF document as a binary value , which is referenced by the variable named "certificate".
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