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Alex 2.0Alex 2.0 

Send Email to non User/Contact


Hi,
 
I'm building a VisualForce page that needs to send a report to an email address entered in a textfield (not a User or a Contact) using a VisualForce template
 
According to the docs, targetObjectId is an optional field when sending an email, but I keep getting this error:
 
SendEmail failed. First exception on row 0; first error: REQUIRED_FIELD_MISSING, Missing targetObjectId with template
 
If I set the TargetObjectId to an existing contact, it all works fine, but I do not want these email to always go to a contact.
 
Is there anything I'm missing? 
 
 
Thanks so much for your help!
 
--Alex 
 
Here's the code:
 
    Messaging.SingleEmailMessage emailMsg = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage();
    emailMsg.setSaveAsActivity(false);
    emailMsg.setWhatId(AccountProfile.Id);
    emailMsg.setTemplateId([select Id from EmailTemplate where DeveloperName = 'AccountProfileReportEmail'].Id);
    String[] emailAddresses = emailTo.split(';');
    emailMsg.setToAddresses(emailAddresses);
     Messaging.SendEmailResult[] sers;
        //Insert PDF as quote attachment & send email
        try
        {
            //insert profileAttachment;
            sers = Messaging.sendEmail(new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[] {emailMsg});
        }
        catch(DmlException dmle)
        {
            for (Integer i=0; i < dmle.getNumDml(); i++)
                ApexPages.addMessage(new ApexPages.Message(ApexPages.Severity.ERROR, dmle.getDmlMessage(i)));

            Database.rollback(sp);
            return null;
        }
        catch(Exception e)
        {
            ApexPages.addMessage(new ApexPages.Message(ApexPages.Severity.ERROR, e.getMessage()));
            Database.rollback(sp);
            return null;
        }  
Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 
devNut!devNut!

Correct

 

If you want to use an email template you need to specify a setTargetObjectId which must reference a contact, lead, or user.

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devNut!devNut!

I see you are using "setToAddresses" and an email template.

 

 

The doc also says that "setToAddresses" is allowed only when an email template is NOT used.

Alex 2.0Alex 2.0

 

Thanks

 

 

but how do I set the To Address for the email then?

 

--Alex

Alex 2.0Alex 2.0

Does it mean that I can't send an email to an email address specified in a text field (not a user, lead, or contact) when using a template?

 

--Alex

devNut!devNut!

Correct

 

If you want to use an email template you need to specify a setTargetObjectId which must reference a contact, lead, or user.

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Alex 2.0Alex 2.0

 

Thanks so much.

 

Would be nice if that wasn't the case. Maybe in a future release...

 

 

-Alex

devNut!devNut!

No problem.

 

You can always post an idea on http://ideas.salesforce.com/