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Zoho Deluge: Generate and Send a CSV via Email

A super quick article to remind me how to generate and send a CSV as an attachment to an email.

Because I often get casually asked "oh and can you archive the data and email it to me every month"...

Rather than just babble on about it, here's the code, replace what you need just noting that I'm enclosing each value with double-quotes because the values might have commas and someone may want to open this in Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel:

// init
l_NewCSVrows = List();
v_ThisEventTime = zoho.currenttime;
// loop through dataset
for each r_Event in zoho.crm.getRecords("Events", 1, 200, "Year_Month:equals:2021-06")
	v_ThisEventTime = r_Event.get("Event_Time");
	v_ThisEventNote = r_Event.get("Event_Details");
	// now lets add double-quotes for Excel in case the event contains commas
	v_NewCSVline = "\"" + v_ThisEventTime.toString("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss") + "\",\"" + v_ThisEventNote + "\"";
// generate CSV
v_CSVFilename = "audit-log-" + v_ThisEventTime.toString("yyyy-MM") + ".csv";
v_CSVFile = l_NewCSVrows.toString("\n").toFile(v_CSVFilename);
// send via Email
v_Subject = "From your friendly neighborhood developer";
v_Message = "Please find attached the Audit Log for the events dated " + v_ThisEventTime.toString("yyyy-MM");
	from: zoho.loginuserid
	to: zoho.adminuserid
	subject: v_Subject
	message: v_Message
  1.  // 
  2.  // init 
  3.  l_NewCSVrows = List()
  4.  v_ThisEventTime = zoho.currenttime
  5.  // 
  6.  // loop through dataset 
  7.  for each r_Event in zoho.crm.getRecords("Events", 1, 200, "Year_Month:equals:2021-06") 
  8.  { 
  9.      v_ThisEventTime = r_Event.get("Event_Time")
  10.      v_ThisEventNote = r_Event.get("Event_Details")
  11.      // 
  12.      // now lets add double-quotes for Excel in case the event contains commas 
  13.      v_NewCSVline = "\"" + v_ThisEventTime.toString("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss") + "\",\"" + v_ThisEventNote + "\""
  14.      l_NewCSVrows.add(v_NewCSVline)
  15.  } 
  16.  // 
  17.  // generate CSV 
  18.  v_CSVFilename = "audit-log-" + v_ThisEventTime.toString("yyyy-MM") + ".csv"
  19.  v_CSVFile = l_NewCSVrows.toString("\n").toFile(v_CSVFilename)
  20.  // 
  21.  // send via Email 
  22.  v_Subject = "From your friendly neighborhood developer"
  23.  v_Message = "Please find attached the Audit Log for the events dated " + v_ThisEventTime.toString("yyyy-MM")
  24.  sendmail 
  25.  [ 
  26.      from: zoho.loginuserid 
  27.      to: zoho.adminuserid 
  28.      subject: v_Subject 
  29.      message: v_Message 
  30.      attachments:file:v_CSVFile 
  31.  ]

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