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System alerts

System alerts check the status of reload tasks in Qlik Sense and provide early warning when things are not working as intended (failed reloads) or confirmation that things are on track (successful reloads).

You can set your alert to work off specific reload tasks or all reload tasks. If you use the all option then they will automatically cover any new reload tasks added to the Qlik Management Console (QMC). So you never need to miss a failed reload.

How to create a system alert

Create a system alert

Do the following:

  1. Click Alerts from the top menu bar.
  2. Click System Alerts at the top of the table to switch to the system alerts view and see a list of all the system alert records you own.
  3. Click Create at the bottom of the table to create a new alert.

System section

Do the following:

  1. Enter the Alert Name and Alert Description.
  2. Select the Reload Tasks that this alert will monitor. You can select one, multiple or all reload tasks. Use the search box to easily find your task as this list can be long. This list may also take a second or two to refresh if you have a large number of reload tasks as it is returning this list directly from Qlik Sense.

    Information noteIf you select all the list will capture all tasks that exist at this point in time.
  3. Select one or more Event Triggers from the following:

    • Finished Successfully – status 7 – When a reload task completes as expected.
    • Finished Failed – status 8 – When a reload task has completed but the process has failed.
    • Aborted Manually – status 6 – When the reload task has been aborted or is in the process of being aborted.
    • Aborted By System – status 9, 10, 11, 12 – When the reload task has been stopped by the Qlik Sense system without input from any user or admin.
    • In Progress For > n Hours n Minutes – status 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – Identify when a task takes longer than a specified time to get an early warning of a possible failure or delay to reports being ready.

Distribution section

Do the following:

  1. Select the delivery Channels you would like to receive the alert on; options are email and mobile.
  2. Select the Frequency which you would like notifications to be sent. This will limit how many times you are notified of a triggered alert during the time period. The options are:
    • Every time [default]
    • Only the first each Hour
    • Only the first each Day
    • Only the first each Week
    • Only the first each Month
    • Only Once
  3. Click on the switch if you wish to distribute the alert notifications with other users. For system alerts this will always be a broadcast alert type.

    Information note This section will only show for users with the appropriate privileges to distribute alerts.
    1. Select the recipients directly, and/or
    2. Select the user groups.
    3. Use the preview button to check on the list of users at that point in time (as users in groups may change over time).

Click Save.