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I am trying to add pdf from static resources to my Visual force email template attachment tag. VF email template which will be used by a workflow.I was able to render a image file from static resource as pdf, but how do I get an existing pdf as pdf attachment in email template. apex:page tag are not vaild in email template. Also I tried reading he pdf body in a controller but it is not in readable format.

Please let me know how do I attach the pdf from static resources in visual force email template

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Here is a working solution. First I read the static resource PDF in a blob and attached that blob with the email. I hope this will help.

Messaging.SingleEmailMessage email = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage();
email.setUseSignature(false);
email.setSaveAsActivity(true);
email.setSubject('Email using Apex');
String[] toAddresses = new String[] {'xxxxxxxx@gmail.com'};
email.setToAddresses(toAddresses);
email.setHtmlBody('<html><body>Hi <b>Saroj</b></body></html>');
StaticResource sr = [Select  s.Name, s.Id, s.Body From StaticResource s where s.Name = 'static_resource']; // 'static_resource' is the name of the static resource PDF.
Blob tempBlob = sr.Body;
Messaging.EmailFileAttachment efa = new Messaging.EmailFileAttachment();
efa.setBody(tempBlob);
efa.setFileName('attachment.pdf');
email.setFileAttachments(new Messaging.EmailFileAttachment[] {efa});
Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[] emailList = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[] {email};
Messaging.sendEmail(emailList);
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You mentioned that you already success render PDF page, so I assume you have Visualforce that render as PDF.In this code I named it as PDF_VF.So I attached the VisualForce page into Messaging.EmailFileAttachment.

 PageReference pdfPlan=Page.PDF_VF;
Blob bPlan= pdfPlan.getContent();
 Messaging.EmailFileAttachment[] attachments= new Messaging.EmailFileAttachment[] {};
            Messaging.EmailFileAttachment efa = new Messaging.EmailFileAttachment();
            efa.setFileName('PDF_Attachment'.pdf');
            efa.setBody(bPlan);
            attachments.add(efa);
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  • Sorry but I didnot get what you said, previouly I had tried send a image from static resource as pdf attachment. But now I want to send a existing pdf as pdf attachment through my vf email template. – user6886 Jul 10 '15 at 6:09
  • <messaging:attachment renderAs="pdf" filename="Testsample.pdf"> <html> <body > <apex:outputText value="{!$Resource.mypdf}"/> <apex:outputPanel layout="block" rendered="{!$Resource.mypdf}"> {!$Resource.mypdf} </apex:outputPanel> <apex:sectionHeader title="test" subtitle="test1" help="{!$Resource.mypdf}" /> </body> </html> </messaging:attachment> – user6886 Jul 10 '15 at 6:11
  • Given above is my attachment tag in VF email template. but I only get the partial link of pdf in the attachment. – user6886 Jul 10 '15 at 6:12
  • You can paste your code in your question for better view.Surround your code with {}. – unidha Jul 10 '15 at 6:15

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