|Monitor a log file for alerts. Receives immediate cell phone/pager notification.|
|Date Updated - 07/22/2007|
User is an equipment engineer in a manufacturing setting. He uses Automize to detect alerts/errors in his production equipments log file.
The format of his log file is as follows:
Aug 05, 2002, 14:45:53 - Alert - low chamber pressure....
Aug 05, 2002, 14:45:57 - ............
The alerts are always output with the following word 'Alert'. He needs to be notified immediately of any alerts that occur in the last 1 hour
You should be using version 5.3 or later
1) Create a TextSearch task (TaskTitle = scanlog)
Directory = directory where log file resides
Filename = log file name
Results file = alert.txt (results file folder = c:\alerts)
Search terms = $%DATE::Qqq dd, YY, hh%$
Surrounding lines to append = 0
This task will look for all lines which contain the current date and time, and have been logged in the current hour. Only lines which have been logged in the current hour will be output to the file alert.txt.
2) Create an email task (TaskTitle =
emailAlert) to send yourself an email to your Cell phone/pager
number. Most cell phone companies in the US provide the ability to
receive emails to cell phone.
4) Create a Chain task as follows:
5) Schedule the Chain to run every 1 hour, at 59 minutes after the hour.
Note that this technique will not detect alerts
that are generated in the 59th minute of every hour. The user
configured his equipment so that it is doing its 3 minute required maintenance
during the minutes 58-01, so he does not miss any alerts