1

I am working on setting up a scheduled apex class to send out emails to me every day. I have a visualforce template that takes a user and an opportunity as parameters that I would like to use. The scheduler works great and an email gets sent but the message body is blank. Here is my code that builds the email. Is there something I am doing wrong? I have tested the visualforce template by sending it to myself through the salesforce UI and it works fine.

          public static void mail60(Opportunity op)
{

    Messaging.SingleEmailMessage email = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage();
    string [] toaddress= New string[]{'my email address'};
    email.settemplateid(' template ID here'); //In the real code I have the correct IDs in place
    email.setSubject( 'Blah - Maintenance and Support Renewal');
    email.setToAddresses(toaddress);
    email.setTargetObjectId(' contact ID here '); //In the real code I have the correct IDs in place
    email.setWhatId(' opportunity ID here '); //In the real code I have the correct IDs in place
    email.saveAsActivity = false;
    Messaging.sendEmail(New Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[]{email});

}
4
  • 1
    You should include the code for the email, the template markup & any controllers associated with it. You said it yourself, the email sends & arrives fine, but the body is blank, so its probably not an issue with your sending code, but your email template. Apr 11, 2018 at 20:00
  • I have tested the email template with the 'Send Test and Verify Merge Fields' button and I have tried sending it to myself (I added myself as a contact in Salesforce) from the Salesforce UI and it works in both cases. The controller and visualforce component are lengthy, if you need to see them still I will post it.
    – Rory
    Apr 11, 2018 at 20:06
  • Maybe a reduced version which still behaves the same? Removing all of the markup except for a field value or two for testing? Apr 11, 2018 at 20:08
  • Oen nitpick with your post - you say you have a template which takes a user and a opportunity, but you provide a contact id for the targetobjectId? Do you provide a user id when testing through the UI, or a contact Id? Apr 11, 2018 at 20:09

1 Answer 1

1

There are few things wrong,

  1. when using template you dont have to set subject.
  2. When you use setTargetObjectId, your email is sent to that contact/lead or user. You dont have to set toAddress

Instead of such complex code, you can do it

Messaging.SingleEmailMessage email = 
            Messaging.renderStoredEmailTemplate(templateId, whoId, whatId);

So your code will be like

public static void mail60(Opportunity op){

    Messaging.SingleEmailMessage email = 
                Messaging.renderStoredEmailTemplate('templateId', ' contact ID here ', op.Id);

    string [] ccAddress= new string[]{'my email address'};
    email.setccAddresses(ccAddress);
    email.saveAsActivity = false;
    Messaging.sendEmail(New Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[]{email});

}

SRC: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.apexcode.meta/apexcode/apex_classes_email_outbound_single.htm

SRC:https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.apexcode.meta/apexcode/apex_classes_email_outbound_messaging.htm

1
  • 1
    Made my code simpler and made it work. Thank you!
    – Rory
    Apr 11, 2018 at 21:01

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .