Posted on 19 March 2010 by
I would like to be alerted every time a user updates a certain column in a SharePoint list. Is there a free web part out there to accomplish this or anything else I could try?
You can just set an alert on the whole list and set it for when anything changes. But do you mean you DON’T want alerts if the other columns are updated? If so, I would think you could do this in a workflow. As your condition, just check if that column is updated, and if so, send an email.
by: Steve Holt
on: 31st March 10
Posted on 12 January 2009 by
So we have a task list for our facilities guys but the manager is the only one who puts the tasks into SharePoint.
I have created a column (Name Lookup column) that will resolve any user in our domain called Requested By.
I want to make it to where when you enter the Requested By name it will email that person when the task is completed. I can’t seem to figure it out though.
Can someone help me, and please this has to be done through a WorkFlow not an Alert system.
First you will need SharePoint Designer to create a custom workflow. Open up SPD and create a new workflow attached to the task list. Now you will be able to set up the criteria that specifies to send an email to the appropriate person on the condition that a task has been completed. Pretty simple.
by: Devin W
on: 30th January 09
Posted on 27 October 2008 by
Alerts notify you when information that interests you is added or updated on the portal site and associated content sources. You can define your areas of interest and identify how and when you want to be told about something new or updated that you may want to investigate. You can add an alert to track new matches to a search query, changes to content in an area, or a new site added to the Site Directory.
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by: Kadin C
on: 8th November 08
Posted on 20 August 2008 by Tony
I want to sent a alert mesage to all the users of a particular group..anybody have any idea abt how to do it
Create a list.
From the Actions menu, select “Alert Me”
Under “Send Alerts To”, enter the group name and press CTRL+K to validate it, or choose the group from the people picker.
Select your other options, and click OK.
You may need administrative rights to the list or site in order to see the “Send Alerts To” action.
on: 28th September 08
Posted on 23 June 2006 by Tony
I am using (and learning about) Windows Sharepoint Services, and have users on my Sharepoint site who set up themselves to get alerts when new topics are posted. However, they only get a notice that something was posted, with no indication as to the topic of the post.
Is there a way for them to get the topic too?
We use the same thing here at my job and it does put the topic in the email alert. there’s nothing special to do in creating the alert, its just the person who added the item that needs to put a topic or title in.
on: 4th June 07