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'Short Description' Field In Service Now Alert Actions Is Not Free Text

Updated September 13, 2017


On some users' Orions, the "Create Service Now Incident" action has the "short description" as a drop-down, instead of as a free text box.



  • Orion 2016.1 and above



This is a known issue and development is exploring a fix from Solarwinds; enter a JIRA case for this issue if you encounter it.  However, the customer can take steps in Service Now that will work around the issue:






The workaround involves setting the affected field's Choice List Specification to Suggestion in Service Now.

  1. Navigate to affected field's properties. 
  2. Change Choice to Suggestion



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