Event Templates

Event Templates are introduced to be able to display more detailed information about a specific event. This template is included in the status details and on the event details page.

Creating a template

To create a template for an event you need to know what the event type and optionally the alert type is.

File structure

To start using custom event templates create a directory called templates in NAV’s etc-directory, and inside that directory you create the alertmsg directory. And finally inside this directory you can add event templates using the following structure:


For a boxDown template it would look like this:


Common template for all events

To create a template common for all events, create the base.html and add html there.

Common template for an event-type

To create a template common for for instance boxState-events, create the directory boxState and the file base.html inside the directory and add html there.

Single template for an alert-type

To create a template for all boxDown-events, you create the directory boxState because that is the event-type of boxDown and then you create the file boxDown.html and add html there.

Template editing

The templates are Django-templates. https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.7/ref/templates/ . The base-templates are optional but useful if you have common information for all templates. To learn about template inheritance, see https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.7/topics/templates/#template-inheritance .

Template context

The template has all the variables from the API as well as the alert-object available. See /api/1/alert and the class AlertHistory in the file python/nav/models/event.py for more details.