Can someone point out where I'm going wrong? If I add a line to OOB IM_Close, along with all the other lines in there, it works. If I put EXACTLY the same line in a seperate Notification Definition it doesn't work. It there any way I can see if the seperate notification is being triggered, and if it isn't being triggered do I need to be doing something to get new notification definitions to start being used? Thanks Tony
In some versions of SM the services need to be restarted (or at least the problem process) for notification changes to take effect. Also, if this notification is an email, then each message line needs a corresponding Email Subject Line row added.
IM_Close or IM Close? You can have multiple records for the same notification name, but each must have a different ID. If this is also a close notification, the name should be IM Close, the ID should be unique (e.g. Fred IM Close) and the condition must be true or evaluate to true.
Make sure this is all correct and that you haven't overridden the OOB usage in the Object record (Notifications tab).
You have copied all the stuff but did you change the notification name at the place where it was calling. You have to ensure that it must be called, normally it is defined in respective object record, and here will be probsummary object record. So if you find notification named ‘IM_Close’ mentioned in ‘notification’ tab (for delete) then replace it with your new one.
To check the triggering of notification you have to run the rad trace.
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IM Close - this is the OOB notification with my line added. This works
IM Close HN - this the one that isn't working
I think these answer all the points asked. The only thing I haven't done which was suggested was stopping and restarting the service.
Is my Notification Definition missing something?
FYI...the reason I want a seperate notification, and not just add lines to IM Close, is this will have multiple destinations that I'll maintain in one place as people are added or removed from the need to be notified. At the moment I'm only using one destination to prove it's working
There is no application call for your new IM CloseP2 HN; to add a new notification definition at closure, it should still be called IM Close and it will be called automaticaly by the current code.
Rename it to IM Close (identical to the oob version) but leave the ID as IM Closep2 HD_1.
Add the condition of true or a condition which would be valid for every notification in this definition (each IM Close must have a different condition to comply with the OOB key constraints): here you could just move the severity in $L.file="2" expression to the upper condition field.
For example, in a Multi-Company system, you could have an IM Close notification definition for each customer, making it easier to maintain definitions for each company.
Name ID Condition
IM Close IM_Close_A company in $L.file="ACME"
IM Close IM_Close_B company in $L.file="SPACELY SPROCKETS"
IM Close IM_Close_C company in $L.file="COGSWELL COGS"
This is exactly what I was looking for and I now understand a bit better about setting up Notification Definitions. I hadn't appreciated that the name IM Close could be used multiple times (as long as ID is unique)
Thanks too, to all the other posts. When I re-read them I can see that they were all pointing me in the same direction.