I have SharePoint 2010 site and I want to set an alert on custom library custom view (library is filled with document-sets). As I searched for this problem, in this post are mentioned few requirements (which I think, are fulfilled):

1) "It must have a where clause" - my desired view have sorting and filtering.

2) "It must be a public view" - so it is!

3) "It cannot involve content approval" - done!

But in the end, I do not have possibility to create alert for view. When creating alert, in section "Send alerts for these changes" I do not have an option "Someone changes an item that appears in the following view:" and do not have a dropdown with possible views to choose from.

What could be the problem and how to set an alert for custom library custom view?

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Your view has to contain a filter and only some types of columns will work for the view-based alerts. Check this answer for column types: Alerts on List based on Items shown in View not working


Have you considered creating a workflow that runs on create/change and uses IF statements that match your view filters?

  • I have, but alerts suits better for my situation - workflow will be my plan-B, if this problem will not be resolved. Besides - I want to know, why this problem exist and how to solve it! Jan 8, 2016 at 17:44
  • Please refer to this other post: sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/3831/…
    – James
    Jan 8, 2016 at 17:48
  • In main text I already have a link to this post. Tried everything that was mentioned in comment, but it did not worked. Jan 8, 2016 at 17:54

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