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Concept Concept 12/14/2016
Products: Automation Server, AS-B, Enterprise Server, AS-P, Project Configuration Tool
Functionalities: Alarms
Product version: 1.9

Notifications

Notifications are used for notifying users or user groups that a certain alarm or other event, such as a schedule or an application condition, has occurred in the system. ​The notification contains a prewritten message that can be displayed as a popup message, sent as an email, sent to an SNMP manager, or written to a text file.

There are two types of notifications:

  • alarm triggered notifications

  • variable triggered notifications

Alarm triggered notifications are based on alarm filter conditions that have to be met before the notification is triggered.

Variable triggered notifications are based on a variable whose condition (true, false, or both) has to be met before the notification is triggered. You can also trigger notifications manually by using the trigger notification command.

Note Note
  • You have to have permissions to the alarm that triggered the notification to receive an alarm triggered notification as a client notification or via email.

A notification is triggered and sends a notification report using one or more distribution methods

A notification is triggered and sends a notification report using one or more distribution methods

When setting up the notification, you configure the message text and the conditions that trigger the notification. When configuring the notification message text, you can use substitution codes to add current system information. For more information, see Alarm Substitution Codes 

If you want a schedule condition to be met before the notification is enabled, you can add a schedule to the notification. For example, you only want an email to be sent on weekends. You configure the active value to match the value of a multistate schedule when the notification is to be active. This only applies for alarm triggered notifications.

In a multi-server system, a notification object created on the Enterprise Server notifies on alarms triggered in the SmartStruxure server devices. The advantage of creating the notification object on the Enterprise Server is that you do not need to create separate notification objects for each SmartStruxure server device.

You can configure the notification so that it is localized to any language for which a language pack is available on the server. The default language is US English. If you choose to localize the notification, enumerations and display names are translated with the correlating names available in the language pack.

You can configure the notification to use any of the following decimal separators:

  • '.' (period)

  • ',' (comma)

By default, the decimal separator is '.' (period).

Alarm Substitution Codes

Alarm substitution codes represent the information you want to dynamically add to alarm messages and notifications when an alarm is triggered.

For more information, see Alarm Substitution Codes .

Notification Distribution Methods

There are four different ways to distribute a notification to a recipient:

  • Client

  • Email

  • SNMP

  • Write to File

For more information, see Notification Distribution Methods .

Notification Reports

You can configure notification reports to include important information on the Building Operation system. Notification reports are distributed when a notification is triggered.

For more information, see Notification Reports .

Notification Workflow

Use the notification workflow to create a notification including a notification report template.

For more information, see Notification Report Workflow .

Date and Time Formatting

You can customize how date and time are presented in a notification text or a notification report text.

For more information, see Date and Time Formatting  .

Text Formatting

You can customize the presentation of decimals, value types, width, and alignment in a notification text or a notification report text.

For more information, see Text Formatting .

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