Customizing the Email Alerts

You can edit the templates and use merge fields as normal

Ed Ralph

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From Version 7 of SuperRoundRobin you can edit the email templates that are used for the assignment notifications, and override which template is used at the MatchGroup level.  You can also specify a CC Email Address on the Assignee screen.

Installed Notification Templates

When SuperRoundRobin is installed it creates six email templates in the Classic Email Templates > SuperRoundRobin folder:

There is a template for each of the standard objects that come pre-enabled in SuperRoundRobin: Lead, Contact, Account, Case and Opportunity.  There is a sixth generic template.


Editing Notification Templates

These are regular Classic Email Templates.  You can edit the HTML or Plain Text sections and use merge fields as normal; adding or removing any of the merge fields that are used.  If you are unsure about editing email templates, especially HTML ones, make a copy (clone it) of a template before you make any changes.  Then you can always revert to your clone if your editing causes the HTML to break.

Sorry about the red, but DO NOT delete these templates or change the Email Template Name or the Template Unique Name for the pre-installed templates.  It will not be picked up by SuperRoundRobin if you change either of those fields.  All notification templates must be stored in the SuperRoundRobin folder.

Adding Notification Templates for Other Objects

It's easy to create templates for other objects that you enable for SuperRoundRobin.

  1. Clone one of the existing notification templates such as the Lead one.
  2. In Email Template Name, enter the API Name of the object. If it is a standard object like Task, enter Task. If it is a custom object like Property then enter the API Name which will be Property__c.
  3. In Template Unique Name, enter the Name of the object but prefixed with SRR_Notification_
  4. So for our custom Property object, you would enter SRR_Notification_Property


SuperRoundRobin uses this convention to pick out the right template for the record being assigned.

If you have cloned one of the other notification templates, you will now need to go through the template looking for merge fields and replacing them with merge fields that are appropriate for the object you are enabling.  Do a search in the text for the {! characters which will spot each merge field.

When you are done reviewing the merge fields and the preview looks good, make sure the template is active.  As long as you have named the template according to the instructions above, your assignees will begin to receive their notifications using this new template.  Super!

After making any changes, you will have to purge the Platform Cache (something that helps SRR be performant) so your changes will be picked up.  Go to the Setup and Status tab, scroll down and press the Purge Cache button :)


Taking it One Step Further - Overriding the Default Template by MatchGroup

Above, we talked about how we can edit or create templates for a specific object.  What if you wanted to use the regular Lead Notification Template for most of your leads, but then for a specific MatchGroup that segmented the HOT leads, you wanted to send a different email?  This is where we override the default template in the MatchGroup.

  • First, create a new template for these hot leads.  The easiest thing to do is to clone the existing template and just rename it.
  • Setup > Classic Email Templates > select the SuperRoundRobin folder > select the pre-installed template for the object and press the clone button
  • Then rename your cloned template.  Change the Email Template Name and the Template Unique Name.  You can name them whatever you want, but ensure you leave the template in the SuperRoundRobin folder.  In our example, we've renamed it to SRR_Notification_Hotleads.  I know we said in red up above to not change the names but that is just for the pre-installed templates.
  • Edit the template to your specifications; to change the color of the header strip in the example above, you need to change the color values in the HTML section that follows this comment: <!-- START NOTIFICATION BANNER -->
  • When you are done with editing the template, ensuring you only use merge fields that are available for your object, save and then copy the Template Unique Name.
  • Open up the MatchGroup page that you want to use this template for.  Enter the Template Unique Name into the Custom Email Template field.
  • Job done!  Now all the leads matched and assigned by this MatchGroup will use your new template for email alerts.

After making any changes, you will have to purge the Platform Cache (something that helps SRR be performant) so your changes will be picked up. Go to the Setup and Status tab, scroll down and press the Purge Cache button :)

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