An alert definition defines a set of conditions that when met generate an alert to specified users. You can add an alert definition that monitors access to specified records or the results of a Query.
Alert definitions are set up to generate alerts when specific criteria are met. For example, you might want to know if a record is updated with information, or an additional record is added to a set. Alert definitions have the following core components:
- Information on the records or query to be monitored
- Details of who to inform
- An expiry period if the alerts are only required for a set period of time
Note: Alert definitions are not directly linked to the original records or Queries, this means that:
- deleting a record does not delete any associated alert definitions
- modifying the Query does not update the alert definition, and deleting the Query does not delete it.