How to include a timestamp in alerts in Splunk 6.0?

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I have a search that produces an Alert.
I want to have the Alert provide a timestamp for the Alert but do not see how this can be done.
I do not want to show the _timestamp on the table of data the Alert provides, just one timestamp along with the Query that is shown with the "Saved search results".
Please tell me what I need to do on the Alert to provide this timestamp.

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Please go through the documentation below

I have not tried it but, you will find the $trigger_date$ & $trigger_time$ which you can use in the email to send it to recipients.


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That's correct, using tokens for alerting was introduced in 6.1 😞

To build something similar in 6.0 requires some fiddling, it'd likely be easier to just upgrade.

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New Member

I should have mentioned in my original question that we are currently on version 6.0.
I do not see how to use the "$trigger_date$ & $trigger_time$" tokens in our 6.0 version.
Any additional comments/answers would be very much appreciate.

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