Feature Idea: Formatting the TIMESTAMP in a webhook custom payload

Anyone know of a way to format the $TIMESTAMP into a human readable text when creating a Custom Payload on a Webhook

For example the creating a field value in the payload as

{{DATE(2017-02-14T06:08:39Z, SHORT)}}

could potentially produce…

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

Substituting $TIMESTAMP for the date string in that example, I would hope could produce the date the alert was produced in that same SHORT format (other formats should be available).


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We don’t have support for different formatting in the webhook payload configuration at this time. The assumption we’re making is that whatever service is handling the payload would be able to convert it to whatever format would be desired, although I can think of some use cases where it would be easier/helpful to be able to change this.

We could certainly ask @Linds to pass this #feature-ideas:feature-ideas-alerts along!

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Thanks David, yes would certainly be helpful if this could be a feature request @Linds.

My use case is that I’m feeding the webhook payload into another third party service (MS Teams to be specific) where I’m not able to alter the output of the data to the level of changing the values in the payload.

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That is helpful context, @David.Bell! Thank you for coming back and letting us know. I have added this information to your official feature request. :blush:

@David.Bell I wanted to make sure you had seen that there is some discussion around formatting webhook payloads for MS Teams in the forum.

While I haven’t worked with it myself, this link might be helpful (and even if you’ve seen it hopefully it might help someone who comes along after you).

Thanks David, I think I looked at that topic but not necessarily that latest post.

My attempt (I’ll tweak my example and share with the wider community) is here https://discuss.newrelic.com/t/synthetics-custom-webhooks/63632/4?u=david.bell

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@Linds,

Is there any update on this or an ETA?

Hey @r.mehra - There’s currently no update, though your +1 has been added here.

@RyanVeitch +1 from Our end , we do need this Out of the box integration. Can we expedite on this.

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Thanks @Avneesh.Jain - I’ll get your +1 added

+1… I think the larger issue is that the custom MS Teams plugin for New Relic is currently broken and a custom webhook json payload must be used.

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thanks for the input @Joshua.Coleman - we’ll get those thoughts filed for you.

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