kelvin dev kelvin dev - 1 month ago 22
PHP Question

Dynamic attachments mandrill

I am new to mandrill and just wondering can i use mandrill to create templates that i can send to recipients as attachments. For instance if i wanted to send a downloadable event ticket with dynamic content. I was thinking of designing the event ticket as a template in mandrill

My code

$template_name = 'eventTicket';
$template_content = array(
array(
'name' => 'example name',
'content' => 'example content'
)
);

Answer

You can return HTML results using render then use a library like tcpdf to convert the html to pdf which you can then send as an attachment

<?php
try {
$mandrill = new Mandrill('YOUR_API_KEY');
$template_name = 'Example Template';
$template_content = array(
    array(
        'name' => 'editable',
        'content' => '<div>content to inject *|MERGE1|*</div>'
    )
);
$merge_vars = array(
    array(
        'name' => 'merge1',
        'content' => 'merge1 content'
    )
);
$result = $mandrill->templates->render($template_name, $template_content, $merge_vars);
print_r($result);

// create new PDF document
        $pdf = new TCPDF(PDF_PAGE_ORIENTATION, PDF_UNIT, PDF_PAGE_FORMAT, true, 'UTF-8', false);
        // set font
        $pdf->SetFont('helvetica', '', 10);
        // set image scale factor
        $pdf->setImageScale(PDF_IMAGE_SCALE_RATIO);

        // add a page
        $pdf->AddPage();
        // output the HTML content
        $pdf->writeHTML($result['html'], true, false, true, false, '');
        $file_name = 'filename.pdf';
        $path = $your_upload_path.$file_name;
        $pdf->Output($path,'F');


/*
Array
(
    [html] => content to inject merge1 content
)
*/
} catch(Mandrill_Error $e) {
// Mandrill errors are thrown as exceptions
echo 'A mandrill error occurred: ' . get_class($e) . ' - ' . $e->getMessage();
// A mandrill error occurred: Mandrill_Invalid_Key - Invalid API key
 throw $e;
}
?>
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