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Imbed Graphics in an email from iSeries
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Kirk Goins
2014-10-20 16:28:28 UTC
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I have a request to take what is currently in a attachment, a PDF, and
place the graphics, text etc directly in the email. So no attachment.
Anyone done this directly from the iSeries? Are we going to need a Third
Party Product or ??

Thanks
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Scott Klement
2014-10-21 12:53:48 UTC
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I have created e-mails like this, but I did it by writing e-mail
software specific to the application. (not by converting PDfs to e-mail)

Whether there's software out there that has this capability, I don't
know... as I said, I wrote my own.
Post by Kirk Goins
I have a request to take what is currently in a attachment, a PDF, and
place the graphics, text etc directly in the email. So no attachment.
Anyone done this directly from the iSeries? Are we going to need a Third
Party Product or ??
Thanks
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Bradley Stone
2014-10-21 13:41:24 UTC
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Interesting requirement.

I'm sure there are ways but it sounds like a major headache. Normally when
emails contain images they are formatted as HTML and images are hosted on a
server (they can be embedded, but that's a hassle too).

Brad
I have created e-mails like this, but I did it by writing e-mail software
specific to the application. (not by converting PDfs to e-mail)
Whether there's software out there that has this capability, I don't
know... as I said, I wrote my own.
Post by Kirk Goins
I have a request to take what is currently in a attachment, a PDF, and
place the graphics, text etc directly in the email. So no attachment.
Anyone done this directly from the iSeries? Are we going to need a Third
Party Product or ??
Thanks
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Charles Wilt
2014-10-21 13:29:22 UTC
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Where are you getting the PDF from? Are you generating it or does it
already exist?

If you're generating it, say from a spool file, then I'd look at a tool
that can convert spool files to HTML and email as an attachment or the
message body. I've used Brad Stone's MAILTOOL/SPLTOOL for this myself.
http://www.bvstools.com/download.html

If the PDF already exists, it's going to be more difficult. Not sure if
you'll find a PDF to HTML converter you can run on the IBM i. You may be
able to port an open source project...

I for one wouldn't want to try writing my own (well I'd like to try it, but
there no way I could justify the time it would take from my regular
business coding.)

Maybe Brad, with his experience with PDF output, will jump in here with
some ideas.

Charles
Post by Kirk Goins
I have a request to take what is currently in a attachment, a PDF, and
place the graphics, text etc directly in the email. So no attachment.
Anyone done this directly from the iSeries? Are we going to need a Third
Party Product or ??
Thanks
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Kirk
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midrange
2014-10-22 03:48:00 UTC
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Kirk,
I wrote this years ago, an html email with images - the images are stored
on the i web server and also a win based web server.
This is just the top part, not very pretty, but it was an html email with
color, images, tables, etc.
That system had a java emailer(from mowyourlawn.com), but if you get the
html text right - it works and looks professional. (I copied the email
source of a advertising email with simple tables to get it to work.
eval @text=
'<html><head><title>companyname</title>-
</head><link rel=stylesheet type=text-
/css href=http://www.companyname.net/-
/CSS.css>-
<body topmargin=10 bottommargin=10 -
leftmargin=10 rightmargin=10 -
bgcolor=#FFF9E9><table width=650 -
cellspacing=0 cellpadding=3 -
border=0 bgcolor=#163D64> -
<tr><td width=650 valign=top bgcolor=-
#163D64><img src=http://www.companyname-
.net/emails/CO_Header_Standard.jpg -
width=650 height=135><br><br> -
<table width=100% cellspacing=0 -
cellpadding=10 Border=0 -
bgcolor=#FFFFFF><tr><td width=100% -
valign=top -
bgcolor=#FFFFFF><span class=text12S>-
<div align=justify><br>-
<H3>Complimentary Notice -

Jim Franz
Post by Kirk Goins
I have a request to take what is currently in a attachment, a PDF, and
place the graphics, text etc directly in the email. So no attachment.
Anyone done this directly from the iSeries? Are we going to need a
Third Party Product or ??
Thanks
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Kirk
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