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A Workflow Engine function that checks the severity level of the object, either as a static value, or with an operator. Returns true if the severity level matches your specified value.

This function is available as a feature of the Workflow Engine v1.1 download and later.

This function is available for event, alert, and Situation workflows.

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Workflow Engine function checkSeverity takes the following arguments:







Validated String

Severity value and optional operator.

Enter a severity value between 0 and 5.

Valid operators are: >, <, >=, <=, !=, =.


The following examples demonstrate typical use of Workflow Engine function checkSeverity.

If you want to check if an object has a severity level of less than 3, enter the following:

  • severity: <3

The UI translates your settings to the following JSON:


Given an object with the following data:

"severity": 1

The function returns true, since the severity level is less than 3.

Now consider an object with the following:

"severity": 3

In this case the function returns false, since the severity level is not less than 3.

However, if you were to check if the object has a severity level of less than or equal to 3 (<=3), the UI would translate your settings as follows:

{"severity": "<=3"}

For the same object, the function now returns true, since your criteria now includes 3, whereas before your criteria only included values less than 3.