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how to create a CAP message template
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An alert template is a pre-populated CAP message that is created to speed-up with the message creation as well as preserving the consistency of a message. Wherever the event specific information such as the DATE or LOCATION or other information you may create place holders for those values within the text. You should mark up places in the text that need to be changed within a pair of square brackets with capitalized text inside as shown below.
Example the headline text in a CAP message template for a earthquake event could be something like this: [YYYY] [MMM] massive earthquake hit [LOCATION]. If we talk about the recent earthquake in Nepal, then the message creator would replace the MMM YYYY and LOCATION to create the headline to be specific as such: then the headline could be 2015 April - massive earthquake hit Nepal.
You can fill in the alert details and info segment details in the template alert message. For creating predefined area, see here
Here I will guide you through how to create Earthquake Template. You can use this as a guideline to create any event specific template.
- In your browser, open up the SAMBRO system
- Once you have opened the system, various menu options are available on the top. Click on Alerting option.
- This opens up the table with the alert. We now begin to create template. On the side menu, under TEMPLATES, there is an option to Create. Click on that.
- Now a form appears to fill in the Alert section of CAP Template Message. Fill in the values. You can refer the picture on the side.