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Elapsed Duration Notification For Inventory


This notification type can be used for sending email alerts once a defined amount of time has passed.

For example, emails can be sent 30 days after a product has been tested.

Setting up or modifying the notification

To set it up, go to the Manage Inventory table > Options Notifications.

On the Notifications page, choose Elapsed Duration.

Choose who should receive the email notifications.

  • You can enter the email addresses, under the “The following email addresses” section, if the recipients are the same for all the inventories.
  • If the recipients are different for specific inventories, then you need to have their emails recorded on the inventory’s record. To do so, you need a Data Capture field with the Answer Type set to either “Email”, “Select” or “Hidden”. For “Select” or “Hidden” Answer Types, specify the email address in the Options section of the Data Capture settings. “Hidden” Answer Type, can only have one email address, whereas “Select” can have multiple emails defined, but only one will be chosen when filling out the forms.

Choose which data capture field has the target date.

Enter the number of days that should elapse after the target date.

Compose the message. Use the placeholders if necessary.

Enabling or disabling the notification

Indicate if the notifications should be sent or not. This setting is what you would also use to turn the notifications on or off.