Alerting

How to use renamed field values to dynamically populate alert values?

Communicator

I am creating an alert and embedding the results inline. To make the table easier to digest for people who would receive the email, I renamed the fields to be a bit more friendly. The alert I am setting up would use the $result.email$ field to populate who the message is sent to. Since I've renamed the field, the result field is now different. Additionally, the new friendlier field names have spaces in them. Trying to configure the alert with the friendly name, $result."User Email"$ says it's invalid.

The documentation says, "First value for the specified field name from the first search result row. Verify that the search generates the field being accessed."

Does this mean all the fields prior to the final output of the search? If it doesn't, do I have to not rename the fields in my final result?

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Did you try just this $result.User Email$? Also, it would work just fine if you could just use underscore instead of space while renaming, still keeps it readable.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Did you try just this $result.User Email$? Also, it would work just fine if you could just use underscore instead of space while renaming, still keeps it readable.

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Communicator

This works actually. I was expecting because of the space it required the quotes but it doesn't. Thanks for the awesome suggestion.

The hard part was I didn't want to test and have an email sent out on the alert before it's out of "beta" and panic someone. Luckily the results went to people that are aware of Splunk and I warned them ahead of time.

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Glad you found a working solution through @somesoni2! Don't forget to resolve the post by clicking Accept directly below his answer, and upvote it for helping you out 🙂

Cheers

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