2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2017 6:58 AM by khayes RSS
    khayes Apprentice

    Email body formatting

    Hi,

    this may be a bit of a simplistic question for some of you but I wanted to know how I can format the body text of the email alerts I send out. Currently I just use a plain text string, but it doesn't look particularly professional. I understand (or can read up on) html tags, what I don't understand is how I can enter dynamic data (property values) into the html. The dynamic data can be different every time

     

    so currently I would do something like below where the values in bold are taken from the asset properties.

    var params =

    {

    subject: "Fault State on ASSET " + source /* STRING */,

    from: "my.iot@gmail.com (do not reply)" /* STRING */,

    to: "user1@gmail.com" /* STRING */,

    bcc: "user2@gmail.com" /* STRING */,

    body: "Remote Asset " +source+" (" + me.MachineName + ") has encountered a fault!      [1."+row.eventid+" "+row.description+"]. If problem persists please contact your local supplier"

    };

    // no return

    Things["My.MailServer"].SendMessage(params);

     

    Would anyone have a couple of examples, or point me in the direction of some documentation?

    Thanks,

    K

      • Re: Email body formatting
        mlähde Explorer

        Hi! Just include your HTML as part of the body parameter string. Say, you want to write the source in bold:

         

        body: "Remote Asset <b>" +source+"</b> (" + me.MachineName + ") has encountered a fault!"
        

         

        If your HTML includes attributes remember to escape the double quotes (\") or use single quotes.

          • Re: Email body formatting
            khayes Apprentice

            Hi,

            thank for the reply, appreciate you taking the time. I did try the above, but unfortunately it didn't work for me. The result was an email body as shown below

             

            "Remote Asset <b>" +source+"</b> (" + me.MachineName + ") has encountered a fault!"


            Any ideas where I might have gone wrong?

            Thanks,

            K