I want to run a search and include $result.sourcetype$ in my alert email, but it doesn't work.
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.0/Alert/Emailnotification says it should.
If you want to use "$result." in your alert messages (either in the subject or the body), then there are a set of commands called transforming commands that you can’t use. They are listed here:
So, a very simple search that would allow you to include “$result.source$” in your Subject or email body would be something like:
index=foo | head 1
But if you tried to do:
index=foo | stats count
none of the $result.*$ values are available.
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I had the problem that when I was using tokens from the search, no email would be sent.
Then I discovered a typo in a different field.
Once I resolved the - seemingly unrelated - problem it started working again.