Ron Lewandowski

Hi all,

does anybody know how to change the localized messages for the subject and the body of an alert.

I found out, that the alerttemplates.xml from the 12hive\TEMPLATE\XML\ has the coreesponding key-tags of the resource-files. After checking the files core.resx and core.de-DE.resx i found no matching string regarding the e-mails subject and body.

I searched on the whole server for some particular string like "receive" (which will be included in the body-message if you add an alert for a different person than yourself [You will receive alert in e-mail.]).

I also checked the Database-Procedure proc_AddSubscription and some .aspx, .ascx and some codebehind.

Nothing! - It seems like they did hardcoding this

Does anybody has a clue



Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion How to change Subject and Body from an Alert

Ivan Wilson

For a third-party solution, try Alert Plus from Bamboo:

http://store.bamboosolutions.com/p-34-alert-plus-web-part-release-21.aspx

(I seem to be recommending these guys a lot lately, but no, I'm not accredited to them in any way. However, if Bamboo would like to send me money I promise it won't affect any advice I give)





Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion How to change Subject and Body from an Alert

Asif Rehmani, MVP

Check out the "Modify Alert Notifications using AlertTemplates.xml in SharePoint 2007" whitepaper on this site:

http://www.combined-knowledge.com/Downloads%202007.htm






Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion How to change Subject and Body from an Alert

Ron Lewandowski

Hi Asif,

i already know this document. It gives no hint how to change the content, just format and filters.

When i went through the resource-files i could not find the corresponding string which e.g. the subject is build on.

Let me explane a little bit deeper:

If you add an alert to a user (german language-pack) , he will get an email with the german word 'Alarm' in the subject. 'Alarm' is a very bad translation for a notification and you will not find this string in one of the resource-files. Even when i owerwrite some values in the resource-files it will not have any affect.

Any other idea

thanks

Ron