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Admin action types

As data comes into your assets and areas, it may be desirable to take specific actions. These actions may include alerts, tight integrations with enterprise software applications, or true control commands on remote physical machines. Action types are configured when deep integrations are needed.  

An action type is a prerequisite to event types. Action types have different actions that users can use when creating a rule. The default action types are SMS, Email, Publish [MQTT] Message, Webhook, and Microsoft Teams. Consult with ClearBlade first to edit any of the default action types.  

New action types require a background ClearBlade microservice to implement new integrations like ServiceNow. Please get in touch with ClearBlade or your IT for support.

Add action type

1. Click Action Types in the left menu:

2. Click the plus button on the top right of the page.

3. Fill out the information and click Create:




The action type’s unique ID


The action type’s name


The action type’s groups


The field’s displayed label


The field’s name


The field’s data type input


The field’s default input


Requires a user to input data before proceeding

View action types

1. Click Action Types in the left menu:

2. Search or filter the action types you want to view.

3. Here is an action type example:

4. On the top right of the screen, click the pencil icon to edit it or the trashcan icon to delete it.

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