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Insert Date Into Subject of Email Alert

Engager

When creating an alert, is it possible to insert a date in the email subject line, such as the previous days date?

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Re: Insert Date Into Subject of Email Alert

Contributor

Hi,

I succeeded to add a date to the subject by modifying the sendmail.py file, an example:

yesterday = datetime.datetime.now() - datetime.timedelta(days = 1)
message['Subject'] = subject + " " + yesterday.strftime("%d.%m.%Y")
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Re: Insert Date Into Subject of Email Alert

Engager

Where is the sendmail.py file, and how do I modify it?

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Re: Insert Date Into Subject of Email Alert

Contributor

It is located in the /opt/splunk/etc/app/search/bin/ directory.

It is a python script and it can be modified with any text editor. Keep in mind that it will be probably overwritten on the next Splunk update.

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