Sending Email to Multiple Recipients Using LotusScript

Using LotusScript, you can generate and send email messages. When creating the email message, recipient email addresses must be assigned to the SendTo field. To send an email to a single recipient, simply set the object value to a valid email address. For example:

doc.SendTo = "someone@ibm.com"

However, when sending email to multiple recipients, you must create an array of values and append the values to the SendTo, CopyTo, or BlindCopyTo field(s). This can be achieved by building either a static or dynamic array of values.

Note

You must create an array of values in order to assign values to the SendTo field. Assigning a comma-delimited string of email addressessuch as "JohnDoe@company.com, JaneDoe@company.com"will be interpreted as a string email value and will produce an error when the email is sent.

 

How It Works

Create an array of email addresses and assign the array to the SendTo, CopyTo, or BlindCopyTo field(s). This can be accomplished through a static array (where addresses are hard-coded in the code) or dynamic array (where values are parsed from a view or other Lotus Notes object). Both implementation options are described in the following.

ImplementationStatic Array Example

The following illustrates how to implement the static array approach. In this example, three values are assigned the SendTo field. To implement this solution, insert this code in an action button. Replace "EMAIL" with valid email addresses (such as "myname@company.com"). When clicked, the email will be sent to all recipients.

Sub Click(Source As Button)
 Dim s As NotesSession
 Dim db As NotesDatabase
 Dim doc As NotesDocument
 Dim rtitem as NotesRichTextItem
 Set s = New NotesSession
 Set db = s.CurrentDatabase
 Set doc = New NotesDocument(db)

 '----------------------------------------------------------------------
 ' Build static list of email addresses
 '----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Dim addresses (1 to 3) as String
 addresses(1) = "EMAIL"
 addresses(2) = "EMAIL"
 addresses(3) = "EMAIL"

 '----------------------------------------------------------------------
 ' Create and send email message
 '----------------------------------------------------------------------
 doc.Form = "Memo"
 doc.SendTo = addresses
 doc.Subject = "This is the message subject"
 Set rtitem = New NotesRichTextItem(doc, "Body")
 Call rtitem.AddNewLine(1)
 Call rtitem.AppendText("The body of the email message.")
 doc.Send (True)
 Msgbox "Sample email sent"
End Sub

 

ImplementationDynamic Array Example

The following illustrates how to implement the dynamic array approach. In this example, the array of email addresses is dynamically built by looping through all documents in a particular view. The array is created based on a specific document field for each document in the view. This approach could be used where users create a profile or email subscription for the database. The subscription view is then used to build the array of email recipients. To implement this solution, insert this code in an action button. Replace FIELD and VIEW with valid database design elements.

Sub Click(Source As Button)
 Dim s As NotesSession
 Dim db As NotesDatabase
 Dim doc As NotesDocument
 Dim rtitem As NotesRichTextItem
 Dim i As Integer
 Set db = s.CurrentDatabase
 Dim view As NotesView
 Set view = db.GetView("VIEW")

 '----------------------------------------------------------------------
 ' Build dynamic list of email addresses
 '----------------------------------------------------------------------
 i=0
 Set doc = view.GetFirstDocument
 While Not(doc Is Nothing)
 Redim Preserve addresses(i)
 addresses(i) = doc.FIELD(0)
 i = i + 1
 Set doc = view.GetNextDocument(doc)
 Wend

 '----------------------------------------------------------------------
 ' Create and send email message
 '----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Set doc = New NotesDocument(db)
 doc.Form = "Memo"
 doc.SendTo = addresses
 doc.Subject = "This is the message title"
 Set rtitem = New NotesRichTextItem(doc, "Body")
 Call rtitem.AddNewLine(1)
 Call rtitem.AppendText("The body of the email message.")
 doc.Send (True)
 Msgbox "Sample email sent"
End Sub



An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite

Getting Started with Designer

Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace

Domino Design Elements

An Introduction to Formula Language

An Introduction to LotusScript

Fundamentals of a Notes Application

Calendar Applications

Collaborative Applications

Reference Library Applications

Workflow Applications

Web Applications

Design Enhancements Using LotusScript

Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

View Enhancements

Sample Agents

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases

Data Management

Security

Application Deployment and Maintenance

Troubleshooting

Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications

Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?

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Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox(c) Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
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