Can Alerts be set on list items? (I know I can set alerts on the entire list but wondering about list items.)

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Dora posted on Tue, Jan 5 2016 1:33 PM | 199.116.174.92

We have alerts installed and I am familiar with setting up alerts for the entire list.  Is it possible to set alerts on list items?

Would you have an example of a User Interface that allows people to create alerts on list items?

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Dora

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Answered (Verified) Julie Auletta replied on Tue, Jan 5 2016 1:59 PM | 10.10.8.50
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You could configure an alert that alerts on only one item in our Alert Plus web part. You would create the same way you would create one for the whole list (or a List Rollup), but you would configure a CAML query (filter) so only the one item meets the criteria for alerting.

 

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Answered (Verified) Julie Auletta replied on Tue, Jan 5 2016 2:49 PM | 10.10.8.50
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The CAML could specify a certain item ID along with the other conditions of the alert.

There are some types of alerts that aren't good to create programmatically, if that is what you are considering. For example, some alerts will add one or more event handlers to a list. If the alert is created programmatically, rather than through the Alert Plus Web Part, this event handler may not get created.

What types of alerts are you considering creating for an item?

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Answered (Verified) Julie Auletta replied on Tue, Jan 5 2016 1:59 PM | 10.10.8.50
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You could configure an alert that alerts on only one item in our Alert Plus web part. You would create the same way you would create one for the whole list (or a List Rollup), but you would configure a CAML query (filter) so only the one item meets the criteria for alerting.

 

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Dora replied on Tue, Jan 5 2016 2:32 PM | 199.116.174.42

Hi Julie

Would you have an example of CAML query that does that please?

Also, I am wondering if I can create a user interface that allow my users to set alerts on specific items since they are not familiar with the alerts admin functions.

Thank you,

Dora

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Answered (Verified) Julie Auletta replied on Tue, Jan 5 2016 2:49 PM | 10.10.8.50
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The CAML could specify a certain item ID along with the other conditions of the alert.

There are some types of alerts that aren't good to create programmatically, if that is what you are considering. For example, some alerts will add one or more event handlers to a list. If the alert is created programmatically, rather than through the Alert Plus Web Part, this event handler may not get created.

What types of alerts are you considering creating for an item?

Julie Auletta

    

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Dora replied on Tue, Jan 5 2016 2:58 PM | 199.116.174.42

Thank you

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