• While working on Alert Management, it is observed that there are lot empty alerts generated on em_alert table. 
  • There is no information available and no event is also associated with the alert.

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  • We investigated this issue and after further troubleshooting, It is found that the Empty alerts are being generated since child alerts are trying to access parent records which are already removed/cleared from the parent field.
  • When "Add work note on alert Close/Reopen" BR is triggered, it couldn't fetch the parent Alert record thus update call on parent lead to empty alert generated. Parent was added back shortly after which made it looks like parent exist.
  • In order to fix this issue, kindly apply below workaround. The workaround is to modify the "Add work note on alert Close/Reopen" BR and change the following:
- Line 5 FROM:
var parent = current.parent.getRefRecord();
- To:
var parentid = current.parent + "";
var parent = new GlideRecord("em_alert");

Related Problem: PRB1395443

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Last Updated:2020-07-01 20:15:02