An alert is usually a notification message to draw one's attention to an event such as a change or error condition.

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Notifications (other than e-mail) in sharepoint 2013

I want notifications in sharepoint 2013 similar to Facebook notifications (not e-mail). Is this possible? What other notification methods are available in SharePoint 2013?
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User on SharePoint 2007 getting alert that was/is not set up

I have a user who is getting alerts from a list (on item create) and he clearly does not want it! I have checked /_layouts/mysubs.aspx and he does not seem to be listed there. Here are a few things ...
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SharePoint 2013 Discussions - Subscribing to Alerts on an Individual Post

Believe I may have stumbled across a SharePoint qwirk, where users are unable to subscribe to alerts from an individual post. To note subscribing to alerts at the list level is fine (i.e. all items ...
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Can an email/alert be configured for a site that hasn't been modified in 6 months?

Here is my requirement: We have a SharePoint 2010 intranet. Content owners are responsible for their specific site content whether that is document libraries/content on the pages, etc... Is there a ...
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Preventing alerts from being sent when programmatically updating list item

I have a feature receiver which batch updates a particular field / column in my list. Code is provided below. NB: This is very simple list item batch processing code which I got from ...
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Why can't I create a new issue tracking list alert with a daily or weekly digest?

A site owner in my site collection created a new Issue Tracking list from the default list template, then added a handful of custom columns from the default list of available column types. When they ...
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How to include a 'yes' and 'no' button on the PreSaveAction() on the EditForm.aspx to return true/false accordingly?

I am simply looking to use the PreSaveAction() in a content editor web part as an extra cautionary step prior to saving a list item. Here is what I have: function PreSaveAction() { alert('Are ...
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Alert managment

I'm using SharePoint 2007, I create custom list. on that list I create alert designed for 3 people. now I want to change the alert definition for these people, but when I enter to the alert list I ...
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adding alert on a Date Field

I have a custom list containing Expire date field. I would like to get an alert (email) 30 days before the expire date for all items in the list. what is the best solution for that?
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Sharepoint Task List with Email Alerts

I’m trying to create a task list within sharepoint to manage tasks and deadlines for a larger team. Is there a way to set up an email alert system on a task list in sharepoint, that would send you an ...
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2 Alerts getting created for same item in sharepoint 2013

We are facing a wierd issue while creating alerts on an item in sharepoint 2013. While creating an alert on an item, 2 alerts are getting creating for the same item. Steps to reproduce: 1) Add a ...
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In SharePoint 2010, is there a way to stop one user from subscribing to list alerts?

For example, when a list is updated, a user can subscribe to the list so they get emails about the changes to the list. I can remove a user from getting those alerts, but the user can simply go back ...
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Send Attachment in Alert

How can one send the attachment along with the alert? Here's my story. In my email server, I have a bulk-email address. I create an Active Directory account for that called Email-Alerts and use the ...
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Customizing Workflow Email Design

So i have a workflow that sends out an email to a people chosen in a Person/Group field on a list. Is it possible to customize the look of these emails so they look more professional? For example, ...
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What field in Active Directory should be populated to allow e-mail alerts?

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but none of the questions I've found so far seem to answer this specific question. I have a SharePoint site where no users (or almost no users) can create alerts ...
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SP 2010 List Alerts Not Working on Added Content Types?

I have been trying to add an alert for any changes on an item that is created on a list. However I have added a new content type to the list and removed the default item content type. When I set the ...
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Creating a dynamic list workflow?

I have a list with a multiple choice column - 'Department'(dropdown). I essentially need to send out an email notification to the department group (Sharepoint Security group) depending on which ...
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How can I create custom Alerts for external email addresses?

In our company we have confidential information stored in SharePoint. Some politically effective people are pushing to have Alerts sent to their external email addresses. How can I send custom email ...
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Weekly newsletter alert on Blog library shows pending entries

We have setup an alert on our internal blog that sends an email once a week with all the new blog posts, as follows: The problem is that it sends both Approved and Pending blog posts. Is there a ...
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Sharepoint 2007 list alerts

I have a SharePoint list for which I have created a specific view with a filtered column. I have set an alert to alert me if "Existing items are modified" and "Someone changes an item that appears in ...
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Customizing the default alert type on /_layouts/subnew.aspx?

On the alerts dialog page for a list, can the default change type be configured to be "New Items added" instead of "All changes" for everyone. Can this be done through subnew.aspx which under the ...
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Getting error “Object doesn't support property or method 'commitPopup'” when saving a new alert in SP 2010

In my SP 2010 environment, I have a html page, that has an iframe, and the iframe is the page where you create a new alert for a list. In the html page, I dynamically create the iframe and then insert ...
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List Expiry Date Reminder

I have a Sharepoint 2007 Announcement List which have an Expiry Date for every Item .. I have really tried too much in this, but I came up short. I want to send an alert when an Item or Announcement ...
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Custom Blog Alert Template - Missing ID for list post

I have made a custom alerttemplate and tried to add the ItemID without success. I can add but i need to add post.aspx?ID=xx where xx is replaced by the ItemID. Tried the following ID-s (and removed ...
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Send notification to approver if approver has not approved task in pre-defined time

We have a requirement to send alert/notifications to approvers on pre-defined time if approver doesn't approve the task. We want this functionality for all approvers involved in each level of ...
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Can I alert a person defined in a list item when a new item is created without workflows?

I need to alert someone when a new item is created but it wont be the same person each time. I want to pull the name from the current list item and alert them. For example if i had a column in the ...
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How to create custom email alert template in SharePoint 2010

There seems to be a widely popular blog post (here) about creating these. It's tailored to SharePoint 2007, but I've read through the entire article, and it makes sense. I've followed the directions, ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Alert emails going to wrong account

We've got a Sharepoint 2007 site, and alerts are in place for changes to Tasks & Milestones, so users receive emails whenever they are assigned a new Task. However, many of those emails are going ...
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Redirecting to a new web page after adding a new item in the list

After clicking "Save" button in the pop-up (for adding a list item), I want to redirect to a page to show them a message "Success" or at least an alert window called "Success"? How can it be ...
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Alert on document library comes through 3 times

I am using SharePoint 2010......when I create an Alert I do get an email saying I created the Alert, but when I do something that will kick of the Alert I do get the email that say I added a new ...
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how to set list alert using javascript in sharepoint 2010?

I need to set a list alert for current (logged in) user using javascript. var currentcontext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var currentweb = currentcontext.get_web(); ...
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“Send email when ownership is assigned?” Due Date functionality

I'm writing a blog article about the above feature (under lists' Advanced settings) and I'm finding it goshdarn hard to find a definitive reference on the subject. In short, I've heard passing ...
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Hide or Remove Workflow Columns on Alert Emails

Any idea how to hide/remove those columns that are generated with each workflow on Alert Me emails?
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How to manage alerts for multiple users without deleting?

New here and also very new to SharePoint. I am looking for the best way to manage user and site alerts without deleting them. i.e making changes to the current alerts.
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Customizing Alert Template XML

I need to alter the Alerts Template for a particular list, but don't even know where to begin. I know I need to make a copy of the xml file. Once I actually update the copy I need to execute some ...
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Is there a way, as a site Designer, to create functionality that periodically emails specific list items to a user?

I have a Sharepoint 2010 site which is hosted by my institution. I have "Design" access to the site so I can use Sharepoint Designer, but as far as I know I don't have developer access. I created an ...
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Cannot change the site collection administrator - error?

I am trying to change the Site Collection administrator for a site collection, in Central Admin. under Site Collection Administrators. When I select a new user from the lookup I get the "Error. An ...
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SPAlert Original Creator

I have some search alerts that have been set up for users based on search results. We have some admins who create these alerts for other people. I am trying to find out a way to determine who created ...
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How do we set alerts for Announcement List or any lists for SharePoint groups

As we all know how to set user alerts for lists in sharepoint 2007, wss 3.0. I was wondering if it is possible to set alert to sharepoint group. So that when new item is added into the list, users in ...
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Customize “Additional Information Required” Email

We are using the Content Organizer in SharePoint 2010 to route documents to a central location. Before the documents are routed, however, there are a few required meta-data fields that need to be ...
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2010 - Email a selection from a datasheet

Environment: 2010 Enterprise One of our sites has several lists created from uploading spreadsheets and viewing them in a datasheet view. Some users have been asking if there's a way to easily select ...
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Filter out folders from a user alert against a list

I have created an alert for a user against a list (more specifically, a document library). I want the user to be notified of all changes regarding list items (documents) and not any sub folders. ...
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Why the announcements list sent e-mail (alert) doesn't have pictures?

Created a SharePoint 2010 Announcements List, and I configured it to receive e-mail, and set it up so I could receive alerts every time anything changes in the list. Sent an e-mail to the list and the ...
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User alerts being sent for something that happened before alert was created

I create a web. I create a doc library within this web. Create folders within this doc library. Then 'subscribe' (i.e. create an alert for) a user for this doc library. Why, if I'm doing things in ...
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Receive a task notification for any task assigned to you - your group or not

Is there a general place to set up notifications on tasks so that anyone who has a task assigned to them will receive a notification - not dependant on if they have set up an alert for that list or ...
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Get Notified on List Item Changes - not using email

I'm searching for an easy way to display the latest changes of a sharepoint list. Situation: one huge list (10k entries) with a lot of daily changes (lets say 100). Target: Display the changes during ...
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Sharepont List alerts get fired twice

i have set alert on list item "AssignedTo" (A task is assigned to Me). It was working fine since last 1.5 year. But now suddenly it fires twice. So all of the users assigned Task get alert twice. I ...
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SharePoint 2010 Document List

Good morning. I have a set of requirements for some simple document storage and I am investigating the possibility of using an existing SharePoint 2010 system. We need: A location where multiple ...
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Longest practical filter for an alert

Environment: SP2010 Enterprise SP1, Server/SQL 2008 R2, VS2012 When building alerts through object model, what is the longest or most complex CAML filter that can be applied to them? Can they be as ...
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Dynamic content in SharePoint Workflow Email

i've got a Workflow which starts when a specific column has been updated. It basically just sends an Email to the requester. Quite straighforward. Im struggling to insert a dynamic text inside the ...