Microsoft Releases New Send Email Feature In Access 2013 Web Apps


Microsoft today announced a new feature for Access 2013 web apps hosted inside Office 365 which will allow users to send emails from their apps. This new feature called “Send Email” is available to all of customers using Office 365 with Access Services. Now you can send emails from your Access 2013 web apps to other members of your organization. After updating to Access 2013 that has a minimum build number of 15.0.4649.1000, you’ll see the new SendEmail macro action in the Action Catalog when you’re designing data macros.
How does the Send Email feature work?

You can use the new SendEmail action when you’re working with data macros—both named data macros and data macros attached to table events (On Insert, On Update, and On Delete). When you’re working with named data macros, which you can run from control events on views displayed in your web browser, you can, for example, send an email about a specific record you’re viewing. In this scenario, you could create a command button or a custom Action Bar button on a view that uses the RunDataMacro action in the On Click event to run your saved named data macro that includes the new SendEmail action.

When you’re working with data macros attached to table events, you can send emails when new records are added, existing records are edited, or records are deleted. In this scenario, it makes it easy to alert relevant users within your organization when new records are created, modified, or deleted. To get started, you just double-click SendEmail in the Action Catalog to add it to the macro logic defined for that table event and fill in the required parameters.

Read more about it here.

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