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I want to get task ID in subject line of email alerts from a particular list.

How to do it? Which files I need to modify to get the desired result?


Will the change in default template will be for all list or it can be made for only particular list?

I use WSS 3.0



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There is a full tutorial on customizing the task alert email here: Customizing Alert Notifications and Alert Templates in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

  1. Create a working copy of AlertTemplates.xml.
  2. Edit the working copy that you just created.
  3. Use the stsadm command to read the changed templates into the database. STSADM -o updatealerttemplates -url <http://urlname> -filename <your working copy filename>
  4. Restart IIS.

And when you get some problems there is another tutorial here: Customizing Task alert email problem

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Thanks for prompt reply... I need to know what file to change to get Task ID Number in Subject of email. – neo269 Jan 25 '11 at 9:14
You said that in your question already. You need to work on AlertTemplates.xml and you might have a variable for TaskID, but you most probably have to code that yourself. – Dennis G Jan 25 '11 at 15:27

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