Alert notification profiles hook into the alerting system in Ignition, listening for alert messages and sending them to people. This page describes the differences between the different types of alert notification profiles.
Basic Email Notification
The basic email notification profile simply sends all alert messages to a list of email recipients. The list of email recipients is configured in the Ignition Gateway's web configuration interface.
Distribution List Email Notification
The distribution list email notification profile will email various groups of email recipients based upon logic that is evaluated for each message. For example, you could use it to send all alerts involving a compressor system to a certain group of maintenance personnel, while alerts involving product temperature might go to a group of QC personnel. Or, you could differentiate recipients based upon the time of day to notify the personnel in the correct shift.
The distribution list profile maintains a list of contacts and a list of groups. Each contact is a name, an email address, and a mapping of which groups the user belongs to. Each group defines an expression, which shares the syntax of other Ignition expressions, but can refer to properties of the alert. It is evaluated for each alert event that occurs, and messages that evaluate to TRUE are sent to the corresponding users.