AlertTemplates Schema (AlertTemplates)

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation includes a set of predefined alert templates. These alert templates are stored in the Alerttemplates.xml file, which is located in the %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML folder. Alerttemplates.xml defines the format, contents, filters, event types and properties used to create alert messages from each list type. A developer can customize alerts by modifying a copy of the Alerttemplates.xml file and then loading the customized alert templates by using the command stsadm -o updatealerttemplates.

Alert templates also define what filters and event types appear on the new alert and edit alert pages (the subnew.aspx and subedit.aspx pages)


Do not modify the Alerttemplates.xml file. Doing so may result in loss of functionality when upgrading or installing service packs.

For a listing of the predefined alert templates, see Predefined Alert Templates.






























The following example shows the basic elements in an alert templates schema.

  <AlertTemplate Type="List" Default="True" Name ="Default Template">
  <AlertTemplate Type="List" Name="SPAlertTemplateType.GenericList">
    <EventTypes IsVisible="True"/>

See Also




Query Schema

Alerts in SharePoint Foundation