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SWS SendEmail Method


Sends an email via eStore using the specified template. The organization can create custom templates, but this method does not currently support them.

Parameters

Name DataType Is Required
AccountID Long Optional
Description The account’s ID number. This is returned when you use the CreateNewAccount method or can be retrieved with the SearchBy method.
EmailType emailMsgTemplateIds Required
Description Indicates what template the email will use.
Available values:

  • SWS_CNCL_RESERVATION_APPEND
  • SWS_RESERVATION_CONFIRMATION
  • SWS_PAYMENT_CONFIRMATION
  • SWS_PAYMENT_FAILED

(Other templates are not available with this method.)

OrgID Long Required
Description The organization’s ID number.
RentalID Long Required
Description The rental item’s ID number. This is returned when using the MakeReservation method or can be searched for using the SearchBy method.
SiteID Long Required
Description The site’s ID number. This can be found using the GetSiteList method.
TemplateData String Optional*
Description Indicates what information should be used to complete the fields in the specified template. For example, if you are sending a payment confirmation you would need the transaction ID of the payment for which you are sending the confirmation.
*Required for some templates.

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
SendEmailResult String
Description The email message ID if successful, or an error message if it failed to send.

Example

As with every method we need to pass in credentials. We do this with the LookupUser request object.

We will assume you have a web reference, let us name it SWS, in your Visual Studio project. At this point we need to define our objects.  We will need the standard service object, a SendEmail request object, and a SendEmail response object. We can define and create those like this:

// Create a request and response objects
SWS.WSSoapClient service = new SWS.WSSoapClient();
SWS.SendEmail_Request request = new SWS.SendEmail_Request();
SWS.SendEmail_Response response;

Here is a sample code of the request object:

// SendEmail Request
request.OrgID = 123456;
request.SiteID = 123456;
request.AccountID = 123456;
request.RentalID = 123456;
request.EmailType = SWS.emailMsgTemplateIds.SWS_PAYMENT_CONFIRMATION;
request.TemplateData = "123456"; //transaction_id

Finally we can call the method and pass across the login object and the request object to retrieve our requested information. It’s a good idea to do this in a Try Catch block.

// Call the method that will load the response object
try
{
  response = service.SendEmail(user_request, request);
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
  MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
}

Note that if something goes wrong the service will respond with an exception. You will want to capture the message in the exception so it can be debugged.

For a full list of methods see SWS Methods.

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