Migration Assessment Scan: Alerts

Learn how to fix issues with alerts during migration.

Overview

Most migration tools do not migrate alerts. Alerts are created on items, lists, and libraries to notify a user of when content changed. This report provides visibility into the alerts that are currently configured in the source environment. If users would like to be notified of content changes after the migration, they will need to configure the alerts on the new environment.   As a result of alerts not migrating, we provide a lot of raw data associated with the alerts should the need arise to recreate the alerts post migration.

Data Migration

Basic migration tools do not migrate alerts.

Important

Any site that is configured as "No Access" (locked), in SharePoint will be skipped. To see a list of locked site collections see the Locked Sites scan output.

Preparing for Migration

Provide communication with users to avoid confusion post migration.

Post Migration

Provide communication with users to avoid confusion post migration.

Scan Result Reports

The following table describes the columns in the Alerts-detail.csv report.

This scan report provides a list of all the alerts installed in the environment.

Column Description
SiteId
Unique identifier of the impacted site collection.
SiteURL
URL to the impacted site collection.
SiteOwner
Owner of the site collection.
SiteAdmins
List of people listed as site collection administrators.
SiteSizeInMB
Size of the size collection in megabytes [MB]
NumOfWebs
Number of webs that exist in the site collection.
ContentDBName
Name of the content database hosting the site collection.
ContentDBServerName
SQL Server hosting the content database.
ContentDBSizeInMB
Size of the content database hosting the site collection.
LastContentModifiedDate
Date/Time the site collection had content modified.
TotalItemCount
Total number of items found in the site collection.
Hits
Number of requests logged for the site collection. Relies on data from the usage logging service. If the usage logging service is disabled this row will show N/A.
DistinctUsers
Number of distinct users that have accessed the site collection. Relies on data from the usage logging service. If the usage logging service is disabled this row will show N/A.
DaysOfUsageData
Number of days the usage logging service retains data. This provides context for Hits and DistinctUsers. For example, if this is 14 days, the Hits and DistinctUsers data is for the last 14 days.
WebURL
Web URL.
Title
Title of the alert.
AlertTemplateName
Name of the alert.
Filter
The CAML query filter applicaed to the alert.
ID
ID assigned to the alert.
MatchID
Per-filtering ID for an externally matched alert.
ItemID
ID of the item an alert is assocatiated with. IF this is empty, the alert is associated with the list instead.
ListURL
Time the add-in was installed.
ListID
ID of the list the alert is associated with.
List
ID or the web hosting the add-in
AlwaysNotify
URL of the webhosting the add-in.
DeliveryChannels
Title of the web hosting the add-in.
AlertType
The type of object to which the alert applies, which can be a list or document library, a list item or document, or a custom object.
EventType
The type of event to which the alert applies.
EventTypeBitmask
This can be ignored.
AlertFrequency
Gets or sets the time interval for sending the alert.
AlertTime
The date and time for sending the alert.
Status
Determines if the alert is enabled or not.
User
User the alert is associated with.
DynamicRecipient
If the alert is dynamically generated, this determines how the recipient is defined.
ScanID
Unique identifier assigned to a specific execution of the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool.