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Use a workflow and craft the e-mail yourself using lookups to get exactly the data you wish to display. The ootb alerts are very specific in what they are useful for, your situation is not one of them.


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I found out that the Filterpath Property of SPAlert is only set, when the alert is set to a folder: private static bool IsSetToFolder(SPAlert alert) { //For each folder a filterpath is set string filterpath = alert.Properties["Filterpath"] as string; if (alert.Item == null || String.IsNullOrEmpty(filterpath)) { return false; } ...


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private static bool IsSetToFolder(SPAlert alert) { SPListItem item = alert.Item; if (item != null) { if (item.FileSystemObjectType == SPFileSystemObjectType.Folder) { // Alert is set to Folder } } }


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In this case you should look at workflow for the answer. Send an email based on an attribute you set, could be a "published" flag that you set or any attribute, really. Then you can construct your own email message with the email editor.


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OOTB Alerts does not have the flexibility to be called only when the particular field in list item is changed , rather it will be called when any field in the list item is changed. You can create similar functionality with 2 approaches : Create an Event receiver which will be called on item updating.Compare before properties and after properties value of ...


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There's nothing OOTB that I know of. I can think of 2 options and they both essentially do the same thing. Customer Event Receiver -- you need to use the ItemUpdating event which isn't overly painful if you're familiar with sharepoint event receivers. This should help -- Item Updating Event Receiver The downfall is now you want to alert someone so you ...


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Just an idea: I think there is an option when setting up an alert to "only alert me for items that show up in a particular view" and you can pick the view. If you had a separate view for different categories of items (e.g. ContentTag A, ContentTag B, etc.) then users could set up an alert for each view (content tag) they are interested in and only items ...



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