[SOLVED] Send Private Message On Submit

7 months 5 days ago - 6 months 3 weeks ago #327829 by Keith_w
Hello everyone, I am new to using CommunityBuilder and need a bit of help finding documentation on the messaging API.

I have built a site with a transaction system, using CB to handle users and communication. What I need to do is pre-generate and send a confirmation message to a user's account during multiple steps in our transactions, to be handled in the submit code. I haven't been able to find anything in the documentation nor on the forums, and I thought I would ask before digging into the source code.

Thank you for any insight,


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7 months 3 days ago - 7 months 3 days ago #327851 by krileon
Replied by krileon on topic Send Private Message On Submit
Use the cbNotification class to send emails and/or private messages. Example as follows to send a private message from another user or from the site itself (system).

$notification = new cbNotification();

From User:
$notification = new cbNotification();

$notification->sendUserPMSmsg( 36, 49, null, 'Hello!' );
From System:
$notification = new cbNotification();

$notification->sendUserPMSmsg( 36, 0, null, 'Hello!', true );

SUBJECT isn't really used anymore, but you can set it if you want. It'll just be prepended to MESSAGE on send. FROM_SYSTEM accepts true/false with default false and makes the PM come from the site instead of any specific user.

Note CBs API needs to be loaded in before it can be used externally. The below explains how.


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6 months 4 weeks ago #327913 by Keith_w
Replied by Keith_w on topic Send Private Message On Submit
Thank you krileon! That is exactly the information I needed.
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