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General alert variables

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The following are valid, general alert variables.

General Variable


${N=Alerting;M=AlertID} The ID of the alert
${N=Alerting;M=AlertName} The name of the alert from the alert field Name of alert definition in Alert Properties
${N=Alerting;M=AlertDescription} The description of the alert from the alert field Description of alert definition in Alert Properties
${N=Alerting;M=AlertDetailsURL} The URL used to get more information about the triggered alert
${N=Alerting;M=AlertMessage} The alert message from the alert field Message displayed when this alert is triggered in Trigger Actions
${N=Alerting;M=DownTime} The amount of time the alert has been active
${N=Alerting;M=ObjectType} The object type that the alert is monitoring
${N=Alerting;M=Severity} The severity of the alert from the alert field Severity of Alert in Alert Properties
${N=Alerting;M=LastEdit} The last time the alert definition has been edited
${N=Alerting;M=Acknowledged} Acknowledged status
${N=Alerting;M=AcknowledgedBy} Who the alert was acknowledged by
${N=Alerting;M=AcknowledgedTime} Time the alert was acknowledged
${N=Alerting;M=Notes} Information from the Notes field when you acknowledge alerts through the Web Console
${N=Alerting;M=AlertTriggerCount} Count of triggers
${N=Alerting;M=AlertTriggerTime} Date and time of the last event for this alert. (Windows control panel defined “Short Date” and “Short Time”)
${N=Generic;M=Application} SolarWinds application information
${N=Generic;M=Copyright} Copyright information
${N=Generic;M=Release} Release information
${N=Generic;M=Version} Version of the SolarWinds software package

It is possible to use previous generation variables, for example ${NodeName}. However, when using the variable picker, the new format is displayed by default. Previous generation variables can only be entered manually.

Some variables are no longer valid. See Defunct Alert Variables.

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