Stubby Bunny (10/7/2013)
Thanks for the info, I dont mind using cursors to do things as such. Until i found this forum (WAY BETTER and more expertise) I was given hell by members of other forums for using cursors and everyone would always insist i use temp tables with While loops whch area also not effiecient either. Just glad to have found a forum where members have some knowledge. Thanks
Keep in mind that there is more than 1 way to skin that cat.... If you want to resort using SQL Server for the email component then you have only a few choices.
You can do the same using SSIS, PowerShell, VB Script or any other language of choice. My previous employer had a developer that liked to use Cold Fusion for stuff like this. He had several email jobs that would send out really nice HTML emails embedding things like a list of items that was purchased (Order Confirmation Email).
But if you simply need to get the job done, with nothing fancy, and spinning through a cursor does the job, DO IT!
Kurt W. Zimmerman
New York, NY