Working with alerts

Create a custom alert to notify you if data from a specific real-time datafile column has reached a threshold.

In this section were going to show you how to:

  1. Create an alert
  2. View all alerts
  3. Working with existing alerts

Create an alert

There are three types of alerts you can create:

  1. Absolute
  2. Relative
  3. Average

Note: Alerts can only be created for real-time datafiles.

Absolute alert

When you want to know whether a certain value rises or falls below a specific value, use an absolute alert.

Example: Alert me if the temperature falls below 0°C.

Relative alert

A relative alert provides a way to monitor for a fixed percent increase or decrease between a specified interval of time.

Example: Alert me if the water level has increased by 10% over the last 24 hours.

Average alert

Much like a relative alert, an average alert watches for an average value spanning a specified interval of time.

Example: Alert me if the average stream flow for the last 12 hours is above 2 m/s².

How to create an alert

  1. Hover over one of the datafiles you want to create an alert for, click on the datafile menu icon
    and select "
    Create an alert
    ". Only real-time datafiles will have this option.

Select datafile to create an alert for

  1. Give your new alert a name.
  2. Select the column you would like to monitor.
  3. Select the alert type as either
    , or
  4. Add the threshold value and time range if creating a

Set options for your alert

  1. Click "

Note: Once an alert is triggered you will receive a notification within Datashift as well as an email giving you the details of the alert.

How to view your existing alerts

  1. When you are loged in to your account, on the top right corner of any page you'll see this bell icon
    , click on it and then click "
    Click here to create or view alerts
    " or "
    View all notifications
    " if you have an active alert.

View your active notifications

Working with existing alerts

There are four options you can take on any alert you have created. To perform one of the options on an alert, hover over the alert you want to work with, click on the alert menu icon and select one of:

  1. Edit
    — Edit the options for the alert.
  2. Activate/Deactivate
    — By default a created alert is active. Select
    to turn off notifications or
    to turn notifications on.
  3. History
    — View the value, date, and time the alert was triggered. You can also view when the alert was dismissed and who dismissed it.
  4. Delete
    — Delete the alert.

Options for your alerts

Important: Deleting an alert will also delete it's entire notification history.

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