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Email Alerts are not received...

In one of application, Email alerts are sent using SQL sp_send_dbmail stored procedure. Email alerts were working properly, but suddenly noticed email alerts are not received.

To troubleshoot the issue, first I checked the msdb.dbo.sysmail_event_log table using the below query.

SELECT log_id, event_type, log_date, description, process_id, mailitem_id, account_id, last_mod_date, last_mod_user
FROM
msdb.dbo.sysmail_event_log 
ORDER BY
log_date DESC

If there is any error, you should see records with the event_type value as error.
In my case there are records with event_type value as error, and the description value for those records is same as below

The mail could not be sent to the recipients because of the mail server failure. (Sending Mail using Account 3 (2018-02-01T10:41:27). Exception Message: Cannot send mails to mail server. (The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not authenticated. The server response was: Authentication required).  )

As per the error descript…

Easy way to Customize MOSS 2007 Master Pages using SharePoint Designer 2007

Using SharePoint Designer 2007, you can easily customize your SharePoint Master pages. If you want to create a new master page you can easily do it. To do that first copy the default.master page and rename it to whatever name you want (Master page can be found at "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\GLOBAL").
Then go to the your SharePoint site and go to Site Settings. Click Master Pages under Galleries category and upload the renamed master page to the Master pages.

Then open the SharePoint Designer 2007 and click on the Open Site in the File menu.
Then copy the url of the your SharePoint site and open it in SharePoint Designer 2007. You can see the master pages of the site in the catalogs folder. Double click on the renamed master page to edit in SharePoint Designer.

Then you can customize that page according to your requirments. If you want to remove some parts in the master page, the best thing is comment those code instead of del…

Avoiding ASP.Net Browser Refresh Problem

Lets assume you delete an item in a gridview and you will get a confirmation message box to decide whether delete that item or not. After completing that task, refresh the page. Sometimes you will get the previous confirmation message box.
Same thing can happen when you insert particular record for a button click event. When you refresh the page that same record will be inserted again.

Below link contains a sample code to avoid it
http://csharpdotnetfreak.blogspot.com/2008/12/detect-browser-refresh-to-avoid-events.html
Code:

using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Web; using System.Web.UI; using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
namespace WebApplication1 { public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page { protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{ if (!IsPostBack) { Session["CheckRefresh"] = Server.UrlDecode(System.DateTime.Now.ToString()); } }
protect…

Adding Multivalued Parameter as a Filter for a SQL Server Report

To add a multivalue report parameter as filter for a SQL Report click Filters in Chart properties and add the Report Parameter as shown in the given figure.
The only difference is you have to choose the operator as "In". It set the the selected value to an array and filter the report