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I have a menu hook and page callback which takes several arguments to generate some table data in a page, the page makes heavy use of entityfield_query and some other modules.

I need to be able to e-mail the contents of this page based on a set of periodic dates. What's the best way to achieve this?

I realise that the css will all have to be added to the page but if I could get the structure into an e-mail that would be a start.

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You can use drupal_mail() together with hook_mail() to send email.

See also the Examples for Developers.

  • This works for sending email but it does not answer how I can do this periodically, I need to do it based on a financial calendar which I have stored elsewhere. – Daniel Harper Aug 20 '13 at 10:12
  • @DanielHarper if you need to run periodic tasks, use hook_cron – David Thomas Aug 20 '13 at 23:46
  • But cron runs every hr and I don't want the e-mail to send every hr just once on a specific set of days. – Daniel Harper Aug 21 '13 at 9:11
  • Check the day in hook_cron and send if needed. – David Thomas Aug 21 '13 at 11:33
  • So then it would run every hour of that day, I guess I would check whether it is a specific hour as well – Daniel Harper Aug 21 '13 at 13:09
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Check out this link with full detailed explanation on how to send and edit the contents.

How to programmatically send an email?

  • While this could answer the question, it is better to expand the answer with a summary of what reported in the linked page. Stack Exchange sites don't aim to be a repository of links, but a repository of knowledge. – kiamlaluno Aug 14 '13 at 16:30

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