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When I create a new event, I want someone to be notified via email when it is saved. How best to do this?

I see in the admin console that there is System Workflow Messages under Message Templates, but how do I create a custom System Workflow?

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To my Knowledge this is not a straightforward thing - but can be done -

You need to create an extension and use post or postprocess hook

whenever an Event is been saved against database you need to trigger an action to send an email


Install Civix

Extension creation: https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Create+a+Module+Extension

Hook reference: https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Hook+Reference

I guess this helps!!!

  • Thanks for the reply. No, I'm referring to the actual creation of the event itself, not registering participants. When the admin creates a new event in the system, I want the event owner to be notified via email. Seems like a pretty straightforward thing - when a new event is created, send an email...? But how to do this? – jkobier Dec 1 '16 at 9:25
  • I have changed the answer please - based on your question - I guess that helps!!! – Ramesh - ARTECH Consultancy Dec 1 '16 at 9:34
  • Yeah, so that's exactly what I want to do - but have no idea how to do it!! :) – jkobier Dec 1 '16 at 9:46

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