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Create alerts

You can create a new alert from scratch or based on an existing one.

Required Permission
  • Cloud Analytics

Create an alert from scratch

To create a new alert from scratch:

  1. Select Governance from the top navigation bar, and then select Alerts.

  2. Select the + New Alert button in the upper-right corner on the Alerts screen.

    There are three parts when creating a alert: Alert scope, Conditions, and Notifications.

  3. Enter the scope of the new alert.

    • Name: Enter a name for the alert.

    • Scope: Select one or more attributions to define the scope of the alert.

      If the scope of your alert is not defined by any existing attribution, you can select the Create new attribution link immediately beneath the alert Scope field to create a new attribution. However, for advanced options such as filtering dimension values, you need to go to the main Attributions screen under Analytics.

    Select Next to continue.

  4. Define the conditions that will trigger the alert.

    Define the conditions of the new alert

    • Metric: Choose from the drop-down list a basic metric or a custom metric.

    • Currency: This field is available only for basic metrics Cost and Savings.

    • Time interval: The frequency of alert evaluation. Possible values: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly. See also Limitations.

    • Condition: The type of the condition. Possible values: is, is forecasted to be, and percentage is. See also Limitations.

    • Operator: Possible values: Greater than (>), Less than (<)

    • Value: The alert threshold.

    • Evaluate for each (Optional): Use this option to break down the evaluation (not available for the alert condition is forecasted to be). The dimension chosen here will be used for grouping in cloud analytics reports. See Investigate alerts for an example.


      For the alert condition percentage change is, you can specify a range of values to ignore to reduce alert noise and mitigate the risk of missing important alerts. By default, costs between -US$1.00 and US$1.00 will not trigger the alert even if the percentage value has reached the threshold.

    Select Next to continue.

  5. Check the alerts notification recipients.

    The user who creates the alert always remains as a recipient. You can also add others as recipients here.

  6. Save the new alert.

Duplicate an existing alert

You can build an alert based on an existing one.

First, you need to duplicate an existing alert:

  1. Navigate to the main Alerts screen.

  2. Locate the alert of interest.

  3. Select the three dots menu () at the rightmost end of the alert entry.

  4. Select Duplicate.

    The new copy of the alert will appear on the list of alerts with the prefix Copy of in its name.

  5. Select the name of the new alert to open the Edit alert page.

Edit an alert

You can edit an alert if you have either Editor or Owner access to it.

To edit an alert:

  1. Navigate to the main Alerts screen.

  2. Locate the alert of interest.

  3. Select the name of the alert to open the Edit alert page.

When editing an alert, you have the same options as when creating an alert from scratch, including alert name, scope, conditions and notification recipients.