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In the previous section, you learned how to generate a
listing report as well as mass mailings for postcards.
This section discusses nxqddb's useful Email reporting
You can setup a report such that each record(i.e. person) found on the
report is automatically E-mailed a customized mail message.
An overview of the steps to perform Email mailings is described
- Click ``Configure/Report Format Defaults/E-mail format''
to display the ``E-mail Setup'' window shown in
Please reference section 5.5.3 for
details on how to configure your E-mail setup.
- Click the ``Edit Reports'' menubutton to
display the ``Reports'' window(see figure 7.3).
- Follow the instructions as described in section
- Be sure to click the E-mail checkbutton from within
the ``Printing options'' panel.
For the E-mail checkbutton to become highlighted, you must be
sure that you include your ``E-mail'' in the ``Print'' dialog
box when you performed the ``Results format'' operation. Remember,
you specify the E-mail attribute when you configured nxqddb via the
``Configure/Report Format Defaults/E-mail format'' menubutton.
- Click the ``E-mail'' button from within the
``Setup'' panel to display the
``E-mail Message'' window(see figure 7.15).
Figure 7.15: Sample Email Message Setup
From this window, you specify a subject by keying
into the ``Subject'' entry. You customize your
mail message by typing into the text entry.
To ease the task of specifying your attributes, nxqddb provides
the ``View attributes and aliases'' window.
To avoid silly input errors when creating your E-mail
message, nxqddb provides a ``View attributes and aliases''
button to allow you to conveniently paste the attributes
into your message entry. To do so, follow these steps:
(1) Click the attribute in the ``View Attributes and Aliases''
window (the row will become highlighted), (2) Position the
mouse in the text entry window
where you want to place the attribute and then
click the middle mouse button to paste the attribute
into the entry.
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