Change Format of mails generated by Alert function?

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Change Format of mails generated by Alert function?

Postby vandevenne steven » 07 Mar 2011

Hi,

I try to forward mails to an SMS gateway (Clickatell) which reads the body of the mail for parameters to generate an SMS.

Mails are sent by MC but there are a lot of paramaters in the body that prevent the SMS gateway from reading it correctly. (The gateway interprets commands using variable names followed by a colon, e.g. user: xxxx

Can the format of the alert mail be customised by the user in MC 6.1?
Has anyone tried the same?
I have attached a pdf from clickatell that explains how their SMTP to SMS gateway works.

Thanks,

Steven
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Re: Change Format of mails generated by Alert function?

Postby Dave Masalov » 08 Mar 2011

Dear Steven,

The format of the e-mail alert cannot be changed at the moment. You can post your feature request here: https://www.multicharts.com/pm/

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Re: Change Format of mails generated by Alert function?

Postby vandevenne steven » 08 Mar 2011

Dave,

Thank you for the reply. I have found a workaround to read the MessageCenter_Trace log file from MC with a 3rd-party application, Corner Bowl ( mentioned by another user of the forum).
Corner Bowl can interpret the message, if necessary change the format and send notifications as needed (email, SMS,...).

Best regards,

Steven

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Re: Change Format of mails generated by Alert function?

Postby Dave Masalov » 08 Mar 2011

Steven,

You are welcome. Glad to hear that you have found a workaround.

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Re: Change Format of mails generated by Alert function?

Postby Spaceant » 10 Mar 2011

vandevenne steven wrote:Dave,

Thank you for the reply. I have found a workaround to read the MessageCenter_Trace log file from MC with a 3rd-party application, Corner Bowl ( mentioned by another user of the forum).
Corner Bowl can interpret the message, if necessary change the format and send notifications as needed (email, SMS,...).

Best regards,

Steven

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Can you post the link and express how this can work out?

Sa

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Re: Change Format of mails generated by Alert function?

Postby vandevenne steven » 11 Mar 2011

Spaceant,

MC generates logs for a lot of the info that it handles: one of the logs is the MessageCenter_Trace.txt You find this log file under the Logs\MessageCenter folder in the Mulicharts Log files folder located in Documents and Settings under your user account.

If you enable an alert in a Study or Signal and have it send an email, the message content will be kept in this log file.

Corner bowl can read log files and perform the desired actions based on keywords (from your alert message) it reads from the log.

The software can be found at: http://www.diskmonitor.com/

Corner Bowl Log Manager

Steven


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