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Email with Voting Buttons

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Email with Voting Buttons

Hi Guys,

I am attempting to send an email which has voting buttons associated with it.

The question asked will be:

Do you use the "Report Name From Dataset" report?

Can anyone think of a way that would allow me to do this?

As the voting buttons are an Outlook function, I gather that I would somehow need to create code which initiates an outlook session and creates a message with the option buttons turned on.

If this isn't possible, does anyone have experience with such an issue?

Thank you.
Scott
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Re: Email with Voting Buttons

Start out by opening a web page (VIEW SOURCE) and interrogate the HTML tags and URL string (everything past the "http:" info) -- this information will need to be generated in an HTML-based EMAIL body. You will likely need to construct the HTML as part of a DATA step created in the body of an EMAIL.


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Re: Email with Voting Buttons

Hi Scott,

Thank you for your reply. I have attempted to do as you have suggested and the email get sent as I would expect, however I get no vote buttons.

Do you have any other ideas?

I can't send the code because it converts the HTML.
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Re: Email with Voting Buttons

Share your code that doesn't work - also use this post to guide you on how to post "code" and other special-concern characters.

http://support.sas.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=27609

Scott Barry
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Re: Email with Voting Buttons

In addition to Scott's suggestion, you might also want to check with your mail administrators to find out whether sending/receiving HTML in email is allowed. Some sites block out-going HTML and some block in-coming HTML messages and only allow plain text messages. (...which would defeat the purpose of building the HTML).

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