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Include a screenshot in an email alert for a failed transaction step

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Overview

This article describes how to include a screenshot image in an email.

Environment

Web Performance Monitor (WPM) 2.2 and earlier.

Steps

  1. Create a new alert, or edit the exist alert called "Alert me when a transaction step goes down".
  2. Set the Trigger Condition to alert on a Transaction Step.
  3. The actual Trigger Condition should appear as shown in the screen shot below:

 

  1. Add a Trigger Action to send an alert email as show below:
  2. Use the following variable to display the screen shot in the email message. Be sure to replace (enter primary web server address) with the appropriate server name:
 <a href="http://(enter primary web server address)/${ScreenshotUrl}"><img src="http://(enter primary web server address)/${ScreenshotUrl}" alt="Screenshot"  width="640" height="480">

 

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NOTE: If there is an issue with receiving screenshots after this, try adding a 1-minute delay before sending the email.

 

 

 

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