The Alerts History page in the Alerts & Schedules section of the Admin menu shows the recent history of all active alerts, including running, complete, and failed alerts.
Looker admins can manage all active and inactive alerts on the Alerts management admin page.
A new alert job is executed at the frequency specified when the alert was created. For example, if an alert specifies sending a notification to certain addresses every Monday once the alert conditions are met, then Looker will make a new alert job each Monday to send that content to those recipients. However, Looker won’t actually send the notification unless the alert conditions have been met.
At the top of the Alerts History page, you can filter the active alert jobs by status:
- All: all alerts, sorted in descending order from most recent
- Running: only alert jobs that are currently running
- Complete: only alert jobs that completed successfully
- Failed: only alert jobs that failed to complete successfully
If a user deletes the dashboard or dashboard tile that the alert is on, that alert will be disabled and any followers or recipients will no longer receive notifications when the alert conditions are met.
Admins will see immediately that the name of the dashboard has been replaced with a - for the alert on the Alert History page. After the next time the alert query runs, the alert will be removed.
Alert History Information
|Time||The time when the alert job executed.|
|Status||Whether the job is current running, complete, or failed.|
|Alert Name||The title of the alert. Clicking this link will direct you to the Alerts management admin page and filter the results to display only the alert you have clicked. To clear the filter and see all alerts on the Alerts management admin page, click the X icon in the banner.|
|Dashboard||The name of the dashboard containing the tile with the alert. Clicking this link will direct you to the dashboard.|
|Owner||The name of the person who created the alert. Clicking this link will direct you to the Edit User page for that user.|
|Condition Met||Whether the alert conditions were met when the alert job was executed.|
|Message||For a failed alert job, the error message.|
|Runtime||How long the job ran or has been running.|
Managing Alerts from the Alert History Page
You can manage any alert listed in the Alert History table. Click on the Alert Name to be directed back to the Alerts management admin page with the view filtered to show only the alert that you selected.
To clear the filter and see all alerts, click the X icon in the banner: