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Send Platform Event

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Send Platform Event activity creates an activity event with text that you specify. You can use the Send Platform Event activity to create notifications of any problems or general information that occur in the runbook.

For more information about activity events, see Activity Events.

Activity Properties

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions


Type of event to create. You can select from the following values:

  • Information

  • Warning

  • Error


Summary of the event that displays in the list in the Events tab of the Runbook Designer. This has a limit of 200 characters.


Details of the event that displays when the event is opened. This has a limit of 2,000 characters.

The Runbook Designer does not warn you when you configure this activity and you exceed the limits for the Summary or Details settings . If you exceed these limits, the Runbook Designer does not allow you to check-in the runbook and a generic error is shown. The runbook server generates an error if it attempts to process data that exceeds these limits.

Published Data


Item Description


The type of event that was generated.


The summary text of the event.


The detailed description of the event.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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