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Conditional alerts overview

With conditional alerts, you can specify conditions in your data that, when met or exceeded, trigger a notification to be sent to specific recipients at a desired frequency.

Alerts overview

Alerts are set on query-based or Look-linked tiles on dashboards and legacy dashboards. Based on the alert’s frequency, Looker checks whether each alert’s conditions have been met or exceeded; if so, Looker notifies users of this change.

In addition to creating alerts, users can view, duplicate, and follow some alerts created by other users, depending on their permissions. Alert conditions will also take into account any dashboard filters that exist when the alert is created.

Alerts documentation

See the links below for documentation that is relevant to the admin role and to all Looker users.

Alerts documentation for Looker admins

Looker admins play critical roles in configuring alert permissions so that Looker users can create and follow alerts to receive alert notifications. See the Configuring conditional alerts for Looker users documentation page for more information.

Looker admins can see and manage all active and inactive alerts on the Alerts page in the Alerts & Schedules section of the Admin panel. Admins can also see the Alert History page in the Alerts & Schedules section of the Admin panel, which lists information about all active alerts that are running, complete, or failed.

Alerts documentation for Looker users

The Manage Alerts user page shows a list of all the alerts that a user owns or follows, or for which they are listed as a recipient, depending on their alerts permissions.