How to Use Text Override Values

What are Text Override Values in Actions?

Text Override Values is a feature of Actions in iMonnit where you enter text with a specific syntax into an Action or alert message. The new message replaces information from a triggering event. This allows you to customize the Action text message to the recipient and include information specific to the triggering condition.

How Text Override Values Work

Configuring an Action to include Text Override Values allows you to provide dynamic information on the triggering event in the text to the recipient. You can also deliver details like the triggering sensor ID, name, date, reading, and other information in the message.

For example, an Action configured with the following text in the Message field would result in the text message delivered to the recipient as shown in the corresponding screenshot.

Text entered into the Message (and SMS Message) Field:
"Temperature Data Greater Than 32 {ID} {Reading} {Time} {ReadingDate} {ReadingTime} {Name} {Reading}

Message of Action

Recipient text message:

Text Message Received

As you can see in the above example, the Text Override Values are entered as specific text inside “{ }.” When the notification is sent to the recipient, iMonnit replaces these values with the corresponding information.

Available Text Override Values

The values listed below are the available Text Override Values which you can include in messages. You can view these inside the Actions Message configuration by clicking the small exclamation point icon next to the Message label.

Text Override Values - When Configuring Action

Available Text Override Values:
{ID}: Unique ID of the sensor or gateway that triggered the notification
{Name}: Name of the sensor or gateway that triggered the notification
{Reading}: Current Reading of the notification
{Network}: Name of the sensor’s or gateway’s network
{Notification}: Name of the notification
{Subject}: Subject of the notification
{AccountNumber}: Your Monnit account number
{CompanyName}: Your company name
{Address}: Address of the account where the sensor should
{Address2}: Suite, apartment, or number of the account’s address
{City}: City of where the account is located
{State}: State of where the account is located
{PostalCode}: Postal code of where the account is located
{Country}: Country of where the account is located
{Date}: Date of the notification
{Time}: Time of the notification
{ReadingDate}: Current notification trigger date
{ReadingTime}: Current notification trigger time
{OriginalReadingDate}: Original notification triggering date
{OriginalReadingTime}: Original notification triggering time
{OriginalReading}: Original Reading that triggered the notification
{Acknowledge}: Link to Acknowledge a notification (email only)
{AcknowledgeURL}: The raw URL of the link to Acknowledge a notification


Configuring Text Override Values as part of your notifications can expand your capabilities with iMonnit and bring more clarity to your data. If you have related inquiries about Text Override Values, feel free to contact Monnit Support.

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