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SMS/text function?

Is is possible to have a field function that initiates an SMS/text message? It would be separate from the phone number field/button. Similar to what happens now with the phone or mail button, hit it and generate an SMS/text message. Sorry if this is a repetitive question, I could not find this anywhere in searches.

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    • Alex
    • Alex.1
    • 2 yrs ago
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    you can use a workaround with shortcut-app 

    create a shortcut that opens the desired app

     

    only run:

    openURL("shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=YOUR_SHORTCUT_NAME")

    run with input:

    openURL("shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=YOUR_SHORTCUT_NAME&input=YOUR_INPUT")

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    • Birger H
    • Birger_H
    • 4 yrs ago
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    This is not yet possible - we have it on our feature reuest list.

    Birger

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    • Marchief
    • Marchief
    • 3 yrs ago
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    is there any update on this feature? It would be great to also have a text/sms function

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    • Mconneen
    • Mconneen
    • 3 yrs ago
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    As a work around... See the following...  bascially .. most carriers offer an email to sms gateway.. 

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-send-a-text-from-your-email-account/

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  • WOW! Thank you Mconneen - this has completely turbo-charged the database I am using. This workaround does work (and easily) as detailed in the linked article.

    Thank you again - getting this notification from the thread is so helpful. 

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    • Nick
    • Nick
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I found that if I put this sms:// as url address, opens Messages app (Mac and iPhone) and creates an empty message.

    Screen Shot 2020-05-05 at 13.28.51

     

    Maybe some idea to add phone anumber and a message text something like this?

    sms:// + Phone Number + "/+body=" + Text Body

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    • Alex
    • Alex.1
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Hi, that works

    NX_SendMessage

    or  in a BUTTON

    openURL("sms:"+PHONENUMBER+"&body="+YOUR_TEXT).

     

    you can open all app with 

    openURL("APP_Name:").

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    • Nick
    • Nick
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Great! Thanks.

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  • Alex, for example, how would i use a button to open this app on my iPhone https://apps.apple.com/nl/app/rdw-voertuig/id1013771274 

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    • Alex
    • Alex.1
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Hi Klaassen,

    I have to correct my statement. It does not work with all
    Apps. Unfortunately.

     

    For your example normaly

    openUrl("RDW Voertuig:")

     

    for some apps with blank or special characters, the following works:

    openURL(urlEncode("APP NAME")+":")

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    • MW Peter
    • MW_Peter
    • 9 mths ago
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    In the past, I have used button scripts with the structure
    openURL("sms:"+PHONENUMBER+"&body="+YOUR_TEXT)
    in combination with a loop, i.e. I have opened a whole bunch of conversations in the Messages app on Mac for every record where my criteria applied. I just had to press "Send" in every conversation, but number and body text have been transferred just fine.

    When I do it now, Messages app does not open a new conversation for every number, but opens one conversation and runs all numbers through in the same conversation leaving only the last one in the numbers field.
    On iPadOs it's similar, only that here it's the first number that stays and the rest is ignored.

    I've tested the loop in the console and it works just fine.

    It seems that the default behaviour of Messages app has changed. Does anybody successfully combine loops with the openURL SMS option on Mac or iOS/ iPasOS??

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    • Julien
    • Julien.1
    • 6 mths ago
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    Hi,
    Very usefull tuto, thank you all.

    MW Peter , how do you make a loop? Let say to send the same text to all the records in a table, please ?

    Is it possible to personalize with fusion variable fields as M./Mrs / Name and location in each record related to a phone number?

    Is it moreover possible to add a corporate logo and a CSV MyContact stored somewhere in Ninox ?

    Looking forward to hear from you,

    Best regards,

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      • Julien
      • Julien.1
      • 6 mths ago
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      The previous pic was not sent on purpose, please don't consider it as part of the message 🙏

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    • Admin.7
    • 5 mths ago
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    Hi, thanks for all your answer ! I found out my happiness in your answer however is there a way to add severals numbers ? 

    Thanks for your help again ! 

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