VCC: List of CEM and VCC Incident Variables and Types Used in Visual Command Center

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List of CEM and VCC incident variables and types used in Visual Command Center (VCC). 

Description

VCC uses both CEM and VCC-specific incident variables. These variables come in three types:

  • Autofill variables: VCC can autofill these with information from an alert.
  • Action variables: Prompt VCC to perform an action.
  • Operator fill variables: Allow the operator to fill in text.

The table below lists the available CEM and VCC-specific variables, their types, options and use. For more information on editing incident variables please see knowledge base article  EBS: How to Edit Information Variables Used in Incident Templates in Everbridge Suite.

 

CEM Variables

Variable Name Type Variable Type Options Tooltip/Use
_CEM Latitude and Longitude
Autofill Textbox N/A

This variable provides the Alert's latitude and longitude in the following format latitude, longitude ex. 37.75305, -122.50934.  

If the Alert Location is a point, this variable will return the specific location. 

If the Alert Location is a regular shape, this variable will return the centermost point.

If the Alert Location is an irregular shape, this variable will calculate the centroid of the shape(s).  

This value can be appended to specific URLs on Incident Templates to launch in specific maps on mobile devices.  Examples: 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/{_CEM Latitude and Longitude} 


https://maps.apple.com/?ll={_CEM Latitude and Longitude}

Edit link and use "Text to display" to capture the entire variable in the URL. 

_CEM Link to Alert Management Autofill URL N/A This variable provides a URL to open an Alert in the Alert Management user interface and is Available now as Early Access. 
_CEM Nearest Asset Autofill Textbox N/A If the alert location is a point, this variable returns the Asset Label and Distance in KM from the alert event for the asset closest to the event.
If the alert location is a polygon or line, this variable returns the Asset Label and Distance in KM for a representative asset within the polygon or impact area.
_CEM Nearest Asset List Autofill Textbox N/A If the alert location is a point, this variable returns the Asset Label and Distance in KM from the alert event for the asset closest to the event.
If the alert location is a polygon or line, this variable returns the Asset Label and Distance in KM for a representative asset within the polygon or impact area.
_CEM Nearest Contact Autofill Textbox N/A

If the alert location is a point, this variable returns the Contact Label and Distance in KM from the alert event for the asset closest to the event.
If the alert location is a polygon or line, this variable returns the Contact Label and Distance in KM for a representative asset within the polygon or impact area.

_CEM Nearest Contact List Autofill Textbox N/A If the alert location is a point, this variable returns the Contact Label and Distance in KM from the alert event for the asset closest to the event.
If the alert location is a polygon or line, this variable returns the Contact Label and Distance in KM for a representative asset within the polygon or impact area.
_CEM Triggering: Workflow Name Autofill Textbox N/A For auto-launched Incidents, this variable returns the name of the workflow that triggered the Incident. It is ignored for manual launches. This is a system variable, meaning it is automatically available to add to templates and does not need to be created in an Organization.
_CEM Triggering: Workflow ID Autofill Textbox N/A For auto-launched Incidents, this variable returns the ID # of the workflow that triggered the Incident. It is ignored for manual launches. This is a system variable, meaning it is automatically available to add to templates and does not need to be created in an Organization.
_CEM Triggering Ruleset Name Autofill Textbox N/A For auto-launched Incidents, this variable returns the name of the rule set that triggered the Incident. It is ignored for manual launches. This is a system variable, meaning it is automatically available to add to templates and does not need to be created in an Organization.
_CEM Triggering Ruleset ID Autofill Textbox N/A For auto-launched Incidents, this variable returns the ID # of the rule se that triggered the Incident. It is ignored for manual launches. This is a system variable, meaning it is automatically available to add to templates and does not need to be created in an Organization.

 

VCC Variables

Variable Name

Type

Variable Type

Options

Tooltip/Use

VCC!: Add EB Contacts in Area

Action

Single Selection

True
False

Adds all contacts currently in the area affected by the alert to the recipient list for this Incident.

VCC!: Attach Map

Action

Single Selection

Yes
No

Allows the operator to choose to attach a map of the alert area and assets to the Incident Notification.

VCC!: Attach Report

Action

Single Selection

Yes
No

Allows the operator to attach a summary of the alert and potentially affected assets to the Incident Notification.

VCC!: Location Type

Action

Multiple Selection

Static
Expected
Last Known

Allows the operator to choose the types of contact locations to send the Incident Notification to. For example, Incident Notifications for travelers can be sent to Expected Location only.

VCC!: Record Type

Action

Multiple Selection

Insert Record Types

Allows the operator to choose one or more types of contacts to receive the Incident Notification.

VCC: Affected Asset Count

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

Number of assets (contacts and others) affected by this alert.

VCC: Alert Category

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

Alert category as identified by the data source and VCC.

VCC: Alert Location

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

Location of the risk event.
US: city, state abbreviation, United States
International: city, country

VCC: Alert State/Province

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

State or province where the alert took place.

VCC: Alert Country

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

Country where the alert event took place.

VCC: Alert Title

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

Alert title.

VCC: Alert Description

Autofill

Textarea

N/A

Alert Description/Summary.

VCC: Alert Start Time

Autofill

Date

MM-DD-YYY HH:MM:SS 24-Hours Clock

Start date and time for the risk event.

VCC: Alert End Time

Autofill

Date

MM-DD-YYY HH:MM:SS 24-Hours Clock

Expiration date and time for the alert; may be set by the risk event source or by VCC.

VCC: Alert Updated Time

Autofill

Date

MM-DD-YYY HH:MM:SS 24-Hours Clock

Date and time of last update for this risk event.

VCC: Link to Alert

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

This variable embeds a link to a VCC alert in your Incident Notification. Recipients who are VCC users can click the link to log into VCC, and go directly to the alert on the map.

VCC: Alert Source

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

Data source for the risk event.

VCC: Alert URL

Autofill

Textarea

N/A

URL(s) for additional information about the risk event, such as a media source.

Recommended 10,000 characters. 

VCC: Nearest Asset

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

If the alert location is a point, this variable returns the Asset Label and Distance in KM from the alert event for the asset closest to the event.
If the alert location is a polygon or line, this variable returns the Asset Label and Distance in KM for a representative asset within the polygon or impact area.

VCC: Nearest Asset Distance

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

If the alert location is a point, this variable returns the Distance in KM from the alert event for the asset closest to the event.
If the alert location is a polygon or line, this variable returns NA (not applicable).

VCC: Nearest Asset List

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

If the alert location is a point, this variable returns the Type, Label, and Distance in KM from the alert event for the ten assets closest to the event.
If the alert location is a polygon or line, this variable returns the Type, Label and Distance in KM for ten representative assets within the polygon or impact area.

VCC: Alert Severity

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

Severity of the risk event, as sent by the data source.

VCC: Asset Count By Type

Autofill

Textbox

N/A

Returns the count of each type of asset affected by the alert, for example: Buildings: 22 Contacts: 102 Depots: 10.

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