SharePoint - Create user alert

Declaration

<AMSHAREPOINT ACTIVITY="create_useralert" SITEURL="text" USER="text" USERFILTER="text (options)" LIST="text" ITEMID="text" TITLE="text" TYPE="text (options)" EVENT="text (options)" FREQUENCY="text (options)" />

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Description

Creates a user alert which is used to notify a user of changes to SharePoint content.

NOTE: This activity is only supported on SharePoint 2013 Server with the 64 bit version of AutoMate/BPA. Before users and alerting administrators can create, edit, delete, and view data alerts, they must be granted SharePoint permissions.

Practical Usage

Alerts are notifications of changes to content on a site that you receive as email messages or text messages to your mobile phone. This activity allows you to create a user alert for yourself or for other people if you are a site administrator.

Parameters

Connection

Property

Type

Required

Default

Markup

Description

Site

Text

Yes

(Empty)

SITE="http:/yServer/h/mi"

The SharePoint site from which to create a user alert. A SharePoint site is a collection of pages, site templates, lists, and libraries configured for the purpose of achieving an express goal.

User

Text

Yes

(Empty)

USER="theUser""

The user from which to create a user alert. The user can be identified by his/her login name or email address.

Title

Text

No

(Empty)

TITLE="theAlert"

The name of the alert to create.

Type

Text (options)

No

Doesn't matter

  1. TYPE="email"

  2. TYPE="SMS"

The type of alert to create. The available options are:

  • Email - The alert to create will be an email alert.

  • SMS - The alert to create will be an SMS alert.

List title

Text

Yes

(Empty)

LIST="theList"

The name of the list in which an alert will be created. Click the folder icon to open the SharePoint Browser which enables easy navigation to the desired list.

Item ID

Text

Yes

(Empty)

ID="D1F15740-4A56-4681-8C12-1DFBF346323B"

The unique identifier of the list item in which an alert will be created.

Event

Text (options)

No

Doesn't matter

  1. EVENT="All"

  2. EVENT="Add"

  3. EVENT="Modify"

  4. EVENT="Delete"

  5. EVENT="Discussion"

The type of  event to which the alert applies. The available options are:

  • Doesn't matter - The event type is irrelevant.

  • All - The alert applies to all events pertaining to the list or list item.

  • Add - The alert applies additions to the list or list item.

  • Modify - The alert applies to all changes made in a list or list item.  

  • Delete - The alert applies to deletion of a list or list item.

  • Discussion - The alert applies to changes in Web discussions.

Frequency

Text (options)

No

Doesn't matter

  1. FREQUENCY="immediate"

  2. FREQUENCY="Daily"

  3. FREQUENCY="Weekly"

The frequency in which the alert should be sent. The available options are:

  • Doesn't matter - The alert frequency is irrelevant.

  • Immediate - The alert is immediate. Immediate alerts are not actually immediate; they are sent after a delay that is determined by the timer interval.  

  • Daily - The alert is sent on a daily basis.

  • Weekly - The alert is sent on a weekly basis.

 

Description

Error Causes

On Error

Example

NOTE: The sample AML code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps panel of the Task Builder.

Description

Create SharePoint user alert for "me@myDaomain.com. Alert title is "myAlert".

<AMSHAREPOINT ACTIVITY="create_useralert" SITEURL="http://myServer/myFolder" USER="me@myDaomain.com" USERFILTER="email" LIST="theList" ITEMID="D1F15740-4A56-4681-8C12-1DFBF346323B" TITLE="myAlert" EVENT="delete" FREQUENCY="daily" />