This topic describes the two types of alerts you can define in Sisense, data alerts and build alerts.
Data alerts are evaluated every time your data refreshes, or on a scheduled frequency. Sisense provides several options for defining the type of changes that trigger data alerts including:
- Threshold based alerts
- Automatic anomaly detection
- Always, which is triggered when an ElastiCube is built, or according to a set frequency for live-based alerts on Linux.
For example, if you have an Indicator widget that represents total sales, Sisense can notify you when a threshold you defined is met or exceeded.
Build alerts can be configured to be sent following build attempts. This type of alert enables you to monitor issues which could cause builds not to complete as expected.
When creating an alert, you can customize your notifications, the channel through which they are sent, or (in the specific case of live-based data alerts on Linux) how often a notification is sent based on the conditions set on the Pulse.
After you create an alert, the alert is added to the Sisense Pulse page where you can manage the alert and its notifications. For example, you can delete alerts or enable and disable notifications.
If you want to make a similar alerts, for example, alerts with different notifications for different groups of users, you can duplicate the alert and modify its settings.
When an alert is triggered, you and your users are notified through the channel you defined when creating the alert and through the Pulse Feed. The Pulse Feed is displayed in the Sisense and shows a list of your most recent triggered alerts. From the Pulse Feed, you can open the dashboard from where the alert originated or open the Sisense Pulse page.