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Broadcast notifications

Broadcast notifications allow an Admin to send a formatted HTML message to user groups and/or users in Qlik Alerting. These messages can be sent directly once completed or set to send on a schedule. For example and Admin could wish to send out a reminder message for downtime on key systems using Qlik Alerting broadcast notifications, these messages could be sent every morning at 9 am for the week before the downtime to ensure that everyone is aware of what is happening.

How to create a broadcast notification

Create a broadcast notification

  1. Click Alerts from the top menu bar.
  2. Click Broadcast Notifications at the top of the table to switch to the broadcast notifications view and see a list of all the broadcast notification records you own.
  3. Click Create at the bottom of the table to create a new notification.

Notification section

  1. Enter an Alert Name and Alert Description.
  2. Enter a subject/notification line for the broadcast notification.
  3. Enter the body of the message in the window. This window is expecting HTML but you can write plain text if your message is short and does not need formatting.
  4. Click on the preview button to see the rendered HTML.

Schedule section

In this section the triggering of the alert scan is setup; this can be:

  • Select the type of Trigger you would like to set; on reload or on schedule.

Trigger Now (default)

This will trigger the alert once as it is saved. The alert can be triggered again manually by highlighting the notification in the My Alerts table and clicking on the trigger button.

On Schedule

When you select on schedule you will see the server time is presented. All times you enter into this schedule area will be set based on this server time which may be different to your local time.

  1. Enter a Scan Since date and time. This may be left blank if you wish the alert to start immediately.
  2. Enter a Scan Until date and time. This may be left blank if you do not wish to set an end date at this time.
  3. You can select one of Days of Week or Days of Month. This allows you to select on which days of the week or which days of the month the alert scan will trigger. For example you could set it to be only for working days of the week. Leaving these selections blank will automatically select all days of the week and all days of the month.
  4. For Schedule Alert By, select Interval or Times.
    • Interval:
      1. Set the start time and end time for the alert scan to trigger for a day on which it is scheduled. This allows you to manage your alerts so you do not get notified of changes outside of working hours.
      2. Set the interval in hours and minutes. The alert scan will trigger at the start time and then each interval from this time.
    • Times:
      1. Enter the time on which you would like the alert scan to trigger.
      2. Click Add Scan Time to add the time record.

        Information noteYou may enter more than one time on which it should trigger during the day.