Workable solution for custom subscriptions/subscribers?
We would like to take advantage of most of NS 2005's capabilities,
*except* for it's management of subscriptions and subscribers. (We
have our own custom DB with subscriptions and subscribers.)
My plan for doing this is to create just two subscribers in NS - a
"dummy" EmailChannel subscriber, and a "dummy" SMSChannel subscriber.
Then, for a given event, my EventRule will query all of my custom
subscribers and all of the custom fields that I need. For the
Notifications view SubscriberID field: if the subscriber wants Email,
I'll use the dummy EmailChannel user; if the subscriber wants SMS, I'll
use the dummy SMSChannel subscriber.
Do you think this is workable? Do you think that by "short-circuiting"
NS's subscriptions/subscriber management that I'll lose out (e.g. but
losing traceablity of the SubscriberID in logs/report or in some other
Thanks in advance,