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Configure event filter notifications in LEM

Updated: September 15, 2017

In Filter Creation, the Notifications box defines how the Console is to notify a user when the filter receives an event. Each notification option instructs the Console to announce the event in a particular way. You can have the filter display a pop-up message, display the event in bold text, play a warning sound, have the filter name blink, or configure a combination of these methods.

Selecting the notification method

  1. In the list pane, click the Notifications list.
  2. Drag one or more notification option from the Notifications list to the Notifications box.
  3. Configure each option, as described in the Notifications table, below.

Notifications table

The following table lists the various notification methods that can be employed to notify a user that a filter’s event threshold has been met.

  • The Notification column lists each options that is available in the list pane’s Notifications list. They are alphabetized for easy reference.
  • The Description column briefly states how each option behaves.
  • The Fields column explains the data fields that can be configured for each option.
NotificationDescriptionFields

Display Popup Message

This option causes the filter to display the Popup Notification form when receiving an event.

This form states the name of the filter that is receiving the events, and that the filter’s event threshold has been met.

From the form, the message recipient can choose to view the filter, to turn off the pop-up form for that filter, or to turn off the pop-up form for all filters.

Notify on x events received

Type the number of events the filter must receive before displaying the Popup Notification form.

Repeat on x events received

If you want the pop-up form to appear again after receiving repeated events, select the Repeat on check box.

Then in the events received box, type how many more events the filter should receive before issuing the pop-up form another time.

Display New Events As Unread

This option displays new events in the filter with bold text.

They remain bold until you acknowledge them by clicking them or by opening them in the Event Explorer.

Not applicable

Enable Blinking Filter Name

This option causes the filter name to blink in the Filters pane.

Color

Click the Color button to open the Blink Color form. Choose a color from one of the three color palettes. Then click OK. The filter name will blink in this color.

Time (ms)

Move the slider to select the amount of time between blinks, in milliseconds.

Notify on x events received

Type the number of events the filter must receive before the filter tab begins blinking.

Repeat on x events received

The filter tab stops blinking once you acknowledge it by selecting it. If you want the tab to begin blinking again after receiving repeated events, select the Repeat on check box. Then in the events received box, type how many more events the filter should receive before it starts blinking again.

Play Sound

This option causes the filter to play a sound upon receiving an event.

Sound/Browse

To select a sound, click the Browse button. Then use the Open form to locate and select the sound file that you want to use. Sound files must be of the .wav file type.

When you are done, the name of the file should appear in the Sound box. To test the sound, click the “play” button.

Notify on x events received

Type the number of events the filter must receive before displaying the sound.

Repeat on x events received

If you want the sound to play again after receiving repeated events, select the Repeat on check box.

Then in the events received box, type how many more events the filter should receive before the filter plays the sound another time.


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