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Old July 22nd, 2014, 03:28 PM
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Mike or Imar:

I am trying to pass a database row Id in an email, so the user can see the entire contents of the row (online exam results) in page named Final_Results.cshtml.

The user gets an email when a student submits an exam. The email code runs just fine and but was a challenge this morning!

I figured out how to send the user to another page (listing all the exams) but I want also to provide the option for the user to link exam results for the (specific) student who just submitted the exam in the email.

So far I have not been able to pass the database Id to the Final_Results.cshtml using the code below. I think my problem is in the URL syntax of passing the row ID. I've done this before with ColdFusion using CFMAIL, but this seems more of a challenge!

Thanks ahead of time!


  var postId = Request["Id"].AsInt(0);
  var db = Database.Open("CCS") ;     
  var post = db.QuerySingle("SELECT * FROM FinalExtExam WHERE Id = @0;", postId);
  if(post == null)  {
    <div>Sorry, that post was not found!</div>
    var FirstName = post.FirstName;
    var LastName = post.LastName;
    var customerEmail = "[email protected]"; 
    var AdminEmail = "[email protected]";
    var debuggingFlag = false;
        // Initialize WebMail helper
        WebMail.SmtpServer = "smtprelay.MyInstitution.edu";
        WebMail.SmtpPort = 25;
        WebMail.UserName = "jj42";
        WebMail.Password = "Celtic";
        WebMail.From = "[email protected]";

        // Send email;
        WebMail.Send(to: customerEmail, 
            subject: "New CCS Exam Submitted by Dr. " + LastName,
            body: "A CCS Final Exam was just <a href='http://localhost:30053/Final_Results.cshtml?Id=postId'>submitted</a> by Dr. " +  LastName


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Old July 22nd, 2014, 03:42 PM
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Hi there,

If I understand you correctly, you should be able to just concatenate the Post ID like you do with the last name. Something like this should work:

body: "A CCS Final Exam was just <a href='http://localhost:30053/Final_Results.cshtml?Id=" + postId + "'>submitted</a> by Dr. " + LastName

Hope this helps.

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I am now off work for a few days, will try ASAP when get back to work (in a week) but may VPN in and try this!
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The code you helped me with above worked perfectly! I worked a lot these past few days on another "project" and just got back to this. The concatenation compared to ColdFusion is just a wee bit more complex, but it works!

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