Hi SVA -
I've been playing around with your scenario for a few minutes now;
trying to get to the NotificationBatchId from the custom content
formatter. Here's what I'm thinking.
The formatter has access to all fields in the notification through the
hash table. So I can think of a couple of options:
1) Find a way to get the NotificationBatchId into the hash table
before the content formatter is called. For this scenario I've been
looking into creating a UDF that will get the NotificationBatchId for
2) Within the content formatter, open a connection to the SQLNS
application database and look for the NotificationBatchId based on
what you know from the notification fields. Perhaps you'll have to
make a best guess (ie SELECT MAX(NotificationBatchId)) since it's
possible that multiple notifications with the exact same notification
data could exist from different batches. There may be some performance
issue here too.
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On 28 Jun 2005 00:32:40 -0700, "SVA" <[email protected]>
>Thank you Shyam and Joe.
>Let me explain:
>Let's assume there is a subscription linked with an event provider.
>The event provider is scheduled to run weekly (or daily).
>It means that the Event Provider runs once a week and collects new
>After that, the system sends new alerts to susbscribers.
>That is OK and it works fine.
>In my application, I would like to:
>1. Generate a report with Start/End times when the actual sendout took
>2. Gather some statistics linked to these "sendouts" rather than to the
>Examples of such statistics are:
>a. "link tracking" feature for emails.
>b. bounced emails statistics
>For example, the "link tracking" feature could look as follows:
>The links similar to the one shown above is generated in my custom
>Content Formatter component.
>So it means that I need to get access to NotificationBatchId in my
>custom Content Formatter.
>In case of bounced emails, I need to access NotificationBatchId in my
>Custom Delivery Protocol.
>(The statistics mentioned above is stored in my application database.)
>So this is the reason as to why I'm looking into NotificationBatch Id.