Job alerting

Morning all. Could anyone tell me the location where I would change the details sent in the email header for a SQL Alert I have set up. Require to change the server name from from the header.Seems to set as default machine name , need to amend it.

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asked May 17 '12 at 07:29 AM in Default

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Alerts are configured in SSMS under SQL Server Agent -> Alerts.

If you have configured the alert to run a specific job and the email is being sent from there using sp_send_dbmail, then you can change the subject line.

If you are using the inbuilt email notification and are getting subject lines such as :

SQL Server Alert System: 'Alert name here' occurred on \\YourServer

Then I'm not sure you can change the subject line.

What are you getting and what do you want to change?
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answered May 17 '12 at 07:37 AM

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Hi Kev Thanks for your reply. I am using the inbuilt email function. I want to change the 'Alert name here' occurered on \Yourserver.

I want to change the \Yourserver name to something other than default server name.

May 17 '12 at 07:44 AM mickyd
AFAIK you can't change that. The workaround would be to have a job that calls a stored procedure that generates your own email (subject line etc), and then change the Alert properties (in Response tab) to execute the job.
May 17 '12 at 07:53 AM Kev Riley ♦♦
Why wouldn't you want to see what server is firing the alert?
May 17 '12 at 07:59 AM Kev Riley ♦♦
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