Send an alert message to a user device during execution of a business process.
The <alert> element sends an alert message to a user device.
The text of the message is always written to the InterSystems IRIS® Event Log as an entry of type Alert. However, the real purpose of the <alert> element is to contact the user through some notification device such as a pager or email. The <alert> element does this by sending the text of the message to a configuration item called Ens.Alert, which has been set up with all the information necessary to contact user devices outside InterSystems IRIS.
If no Ens.Alert item has been configured as a member of the production, the <alert> simply goes to the Event Log.
For details, see “Defining Alert Processors” in Developing Productions.