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Alerts overview

With 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.


Update to Looker 21.14 for an enhanced alerts experience with additional alert features, such as a new way to view alert details and an updated UI on the Manage Alerts user page or the Alerts management page (for Looker admins) and synchronization between alerts and changes made to their underlying dashboard or tile.

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.

Alerts documentation for Looker users