HOW TO: Configure Email Notifications in Informatica Cloud?

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Introduction

In Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services you can configure email notifications to notify Success, Warning and Failure details of the jobs at three different levels.

  1. Org level
  2. Task level
  3. Taskflow level

Let us understand how to configure email notifications at these three different levels in IICS.

1. Configuring Email Notifications at Org level

You can configure email notification properties to set default email addresses to use for job failure, warning and success messages. When you configure email notifications at org level, it is applicable for all the tasks present in the Org.

Follow below steps to configure email notifications at Org level.

  1. Login in to Informatica Cloud and open Administrator service.
  2. Go to Organization tab.
  3. Under Organization, navigate to Data Integration Service > Default Email Notifications.
  4. Enter email addresses separately for Failure, Success and Warning email notifications.

You can enter one or more valid email addresses. Use comma(,) or semicolon(;) to separate email addresses.

The below image shows default notifications configured in Administrator at Organization level.

Enabling Email Notifications at Org level
Enabling Email Notifications at Org level

2. Configuring Email Notifications at Task level

Instead of configuring email notification properties at Org level, you can configure at individual task level. This way you can get notifications for the tasks you need and can send email to different addresses than that are configured at Org level based on the status of the task.

Follow below steps to configure email notifications at task level.

  1. Login to Informatica Cloud and open Data Integration service.
  2. From the Explore tab navigate to the task to which you want to configure email notifications.
  3. Open the task and go to Schedule tab > Email Notification Options.
  4. Select Use custom email notification options for this task option.
  5. Failure, Warning and Success and email notifications tabs will be enabled to enter email addresses.

The below image shows failure email notifications configured in a Mapping configuration task.

Enabling Email Notifications at task level
Enabling Email Notifications at task level

When you configure email notifications at both Org and task level, Informatica Cloud sends email configured at task level instead of addresses configured in Organization.

3. Configuring Email Notifications at Taskflow level

In taskflow you can configure email notifications at two different levels.

  • You can configure the Notification Task step to send an email notification.
  • You can also configure the taskflow to send an email notification to specified recipients when it is suspended on a fault.

3.1 Configuring Email Notifications using Notification Task Step

A Notification Task step sends a notification to specified recipients.  For example, you can send an email notification to inform recipients about the start and completion status of the taskflow or number of success rows and error rows that were encountered in a Data Task step of a taskflow.

You can introduce Notification Task step to send email notifications at any point in the flow of the taskflow.

The following sections describe the Notification Task step properties

General properties

In the general properties, you can specify a descriptive name for the Notification Task step.

Notification Task properties

You can configure the following Notification Task step properties:

  • Notification Method: The type of notification to be sent. The value of this field is set to Email by default. The other values are reserved for future use.
  • Email To: Required. The primary recipients for the email notification.
  • Email Cc: The recipients who need to be sent a copy of the email notification.
  • Email Subject: A short and descriptive subject that introduces the email.
  • Email Content Type: The type of formatting that you want to use for the email content. Select one of the following values
    • HTML: Select HTML to use formatting options such as bold, italics, underlines, lists, indentations, and fonts. You can also insert tables and links.
    • Plain Text: Select Plain Text to add regular text without any formatting and special layout option.
  • Email Body: The content that you want to send in the email. Click Edit Content to open the text editor to enter the contents of email.

The below image shows Notification task step configured to send email notification about the start status of the taskflow.

Enabling Email Notifications through Notification Task step
Enabling Email Notifications through Notification Task step

3.2 Configuring Email notifications from Taskflow Advanced properties

You can configure the taskflow to send an email notification to specified recipients from Advanced properties when taskflow is suspended on a fault.

Select the Send Email on Suspension option to enable notifications from taskflow advanced tab.

Configure below options to set up email notifications from taskflow.

  • Email To: Defines the primary recipients for the email notification. Enter multiple email addresses using comma (,) or a semicolon (;) as separator.
  • Email Cc: Defines the recipients who need to be sent a copy of the email notification.
  • Email Subject: Specifies a short and descriptive subject that introduces the email.
  • Email Body: Defines the content that you want to send in the email. Click Edit Content to open a rich text editor and use formatting options such as bold, italics, underlines, lists, indentations, and fonts. You can also insert tables and links

The below image shows taskflow Advanced properties configured to send email notification when taskflow goes into suspended state.

Enabling Email Notifications through taskflow Advanced properties
Enabling Email Notifications through taskflow Advanced properties

Summary

When you configure email notifications at Org and task level, you receive a default notification sent by Informatica. You don’t get to configure the email body or the email subject.

When you configure email notifications in taskflow, you can configure every aspect of the email sent. You can add as many details as possible as per your requirement in a rich text editor using various formatting options.

When you configure email notifications at both Org and task level, the email addresses defined in task level takes the precedence.

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2 thoughts on “HOW TO: Configure Email Notifications in Informatica Cloud?”

    • Thank Anil. Currently Informatica is not supporting to send attachments natively. Alternatively you can use mailx unix command to send emails with attachments.

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