Notification Node

What is a Notification Node?

This node helps you automatically send emails to yourself, to a specific team(s), or peer(s) to notify a successful execution in a Workflow. Points to Remember

  1. It is typically used at the end of a workflow to inform about the successful execution of a workflow. However, you can use it between any two nodes if you wish to receive information in the midst of a workflow.

  2. There is an additional feature in the notification node i.e it only sends a notification if there is some incoming data from the desired previous node. (it's optional)

  3. You can modify the message to send any information about the execution of a workflow.

To add a Notification node, click on the ‘+’ and select ‘Notification’. Click on the node and select ‘edit’ to open the parameters options for the nodes.

You’re asked to ‘select a resource to notify’. You can choose from the dropdown the output of a particular node that you wish to be notified about. Since it’s usually the notification of an action that has or has not been performed, you select the ID or the Action Node. (Learn more about Node ID here). You can select the option of either ‘Slack’ or ‘Email’. If you select ‘Email’, you have to enter the Email ID, and an Optional Message.

If you select ‘Slack’, you will have to select the ‘Slack config’. This requires you to previously configure your Slack account with your TotalCloud account. You can configure multiple Slack accounts, and choose the relevant one in this available dropdown. See how to configure a Slack account, here.

Upon successful execution of this node, an email is sent to the email ID(s) with either the default message or custom message entered by you.

Here's how a sample email looks like: