Alert Profile Custom Formats


I was curious about the parameters / values that are available for use in custom formatted messages. Specifically, it would be nice if I could insert a variable that would allow me to show the name of the Alert Profile being used to send a notification. This would be helpful when using escalations – making it clear to the recipient at what escalation level they are receiving a notification from.

Just a thought.



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  • Consider that an escalation level (step) is its own profile, you could just hard code that in the email building and or subject for that profile. I do think it would be good to include the alert counter (step) as a variable though. Action profiles can be used for alerting as well. I use them for putting application monitor alerts into our solutions engineering hipchat room. You can find a blog post about that I wrote here as well.

    Thanks for the feedback!
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