how do i attaced a prawn pdf to email . I have implemented the prawn gem
so when you generate a new form and add the .pdf ot gives me the PDF , which works. but now when the form is created i want it to send an email with the PDF attached?
def new coach.build_referral(referrer: @current_referrer) respond_to do |format| format.html format.json format.pdf do pdf = BefriendingReferralForm.new(@current_referrer) send_data pdf.render, filename: 'referrer.pdf', type: 'application/pdf', disposition: :inline end end
but i would like to send an email when the form is submitted , i was thinking of doing this in the create method, This my current create method.
def create coach.build_referral(referrer: @current_referrer) coach.assign_attributes(coach_params) if coach.save thinking adding code here? redirect_to referrers_root_path else render :new end end
Attachments are pretty easy. You use the
attachments method on the email and give it a file object.
class ReferralMailer < ActionMailer::Base def referral(recipient) attachments['referral_form.pdf'] = BefriendingReferralForm.new(@current_referrer).render mail(:to => recipient, :subject => "New account information") end end
Since you're rendering your own file, you just pass that in and Rails should take care of the rest.
ok cool thanks Chris
how would I call the ReferralMailer method in the my controller?
with the new and create action?
Just like you would do with sending any other email. You can read more on the guides page: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/action_mailer_basics.html
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