JungleBell | Alert triggers and conditions

In JungleBell  you can easily manage your alerts. To configure on which items you receive alerts and reminders you have a set of triggers and conditions you can configure. In this way you will not miss anything. In this tutorial you will learn about the triggers and conditions you can use in JungleBell.
The specific triggers and conditions we are looking at in this tutorial are:
  1. List to watch
  2. Filter list items
  3. Alert triggers
  4. Conditions

It is easy to manage your alerts and reminders in JungleBell. To configure your alerts to do exactly what you want them to do you use triggers and conditions. Let's have a closer look at each one of the ones you could put to use to always stay up to date.

1. List to watch

If you run JungleBell in a specific list or library it will use current list as the one to watch. This means this list will be tracked for changes and you will be notified when something is altered in this list. You can change what list you need to watch by browsing your SharePoint and selecting a list.

2. Filter list items

You can easily define what items JungleBell needs to watch for you. You can let JungleBell watch a couple of items, a view or a whole list: 

In order to watch a couple specific items, you must go to the list your items are located in. Then select the items you want watched and run JungleBell from the ribbon. You can still click Edit items to remove some of them.

3. Alert triggers

Alert form the initial source of your alerts. When one of the selected trigger actions occur, JungleBell processes defined conditions, and if they apply an alert is sent. There are a total six of different alert triggers you can use. They are as follows: 

  • Item created:
    Only triggers an alert when a new item is created in the monitored list.
  • Item modified:
    Triggers an alert when any of monitored items are modified.
  • Item created or modified:
    Triggers an alert when any item in the monitored list is created or modified.
  • Specific column changes:
    Only triggers an alert when a specific column of monitored items is changed.
  • Item deleted:
    Only triggers an alert when an item is deleted.
  • Item exists:
    Triggers an alert when any of defined conditions apply. Read the conditions section of this tutorial for more information.

4. Conditions

You can use conditions to define complex rules for JungleBell to follow when sending alerts. When trigger event occurs, JungleBell will check if the conditions correspond and will only send an alert when they do. 

The core of all conditions in JungleBell are source items’ columns.

Creating conditions

1. To create a new condition you will need to select a specific column. If no column is selected, conditions will not be processed and JungleBell will generate an alert every time when a trigger action occurs. 2. After you select a column, you can choose a tense.Tenses are dependent on trigger events and will only be available if you select Specific column changes as the trigger. When you select the tense, if it is available, you can select an operator: 

3. Operators are dependent on selected columns and triggers. Null and not Null are always available. Changed operator is only available if a Specific column changes trigger is selected. Other operators depend on the type of column. Operators are available for the following types of columns: 

Choice column         

Currency column  Date and Time  Lookup column  Multiple lines of text  Number column  Person or Group  Single line of text  Yes/No column
4. When you have all other elements defined, enter the value for the rule. Make sure it matches the format of the column. You can add more conditions or condition groups to meet your requirements.

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