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Data alert types

Distribution settings - Broadcast alerts

A broadcast alert allows a user to send triggered notifications from their alerts to one or multiple users or user groups.

How it works

A recipient of a broadcast alert will receive a notification when the conditions for that alert are met. Qlik Alerting will query the data based on the credentials of the owner of the alert and share that result with the many recipients. This makes it distinct to a managed shared alert which queries Qlik Sense for each recipient.

Who can create a broadcast alert

Broadcast alerts are managed as part of the distribution user privilege. Users will need to have this privilege assigned to them to be able to create broadcast and managed shared alerts.

Who can receive a broadcast alert

Anyone can receive a broadcast alert. Recipients do not need to have a license in Qlik Sense.

Recipients can unsubscribe from a broadcast alert

Anyone can receive a broadcast alert, even those without a Recipients of a broadcast alert will be able to unsubscribe from the alert using the link on the email (a link for the mobile application will be added in the near future). The owner of the alert will be able to see which users have unsubscribed or are not receiving the alert due to licensing restrictions in Qlik Alerting. An unsubscribed user can be resubscribed by the owner of the alert through a link in the Edit Alert view.

Distribution settings - Managed shared alerts

Managed shared alerts allow for a user, who is assigned the distribution user privilege, to share an alert with one or multiple other users. This type of sharing of an alert ensures that ownership of the alert remains with the creator so any changes will be reflected in the triggered notifications that a user receives.

How it works

A recipient of a managed shared alert will receive a notification when the conditions for that alert are met. Qlik Alerting will query Qlik Sense for each and every recipient assigned to the managed shared alert respecting all security for that user through security rules and section access. This makes it distinct to a broadcast alert which sends a single Qlik Sense query response (based on the alert owner's credentials) to all recipients.

Who can create a managed shared alert

Managed shared alerts are managed as part of the distribution user privilege. Users will need to have this privilege assigned to them to be able to create managed shared alerts.

Who can receive a managed shared alert

To receive a managed shared alert created by another user, the recipient must to be a licensed Qlik Sense user or have access to a the specific app through analyzer capacity or user access rules. This lets Qlik Alerting query Qlik Sense on behalf of the recipient user with their credentials and security settings.

Recipients can unsubscribe from a managed shared alert

Recipients of a managed shared alert will be able to unsubscribe from the alert using the link on the email (a link for the mobile application will be added in the near future). The owner of the alert will be able to see which users have unsubscribed or are not receiving the alert due to licensing restrictions on either Qlik Sense or Qlik Alerting. An unsubscribed user can be resubscribed by the owner of the alert through a link in the Edit Alert view.

Drill into dimension alerts

A drill into dimension alert allows a user to check the measure against the selected condition(s) across an array of data through one alert. The output of this alert will be the subset of the dimension values that meet the condition as a list with the measure value. This allows you to know directly where the problem with this measure might be, which store, product line, etc. Drill into dimension alerts can also be sent as managed shared alerts or broadcast alerts to other users if required.

For example, if you select ‘country’ as the drill to dimension in a sales margin % alert the measure will be returned as an array with country as the dimension and the sales margin % for each country.

Who can create a drill into dimension alert

All users of Qlik Alerting can create a drill into dimension alert through the Qlik Alerting web portal or the Qlik Alerting extension. There is no specific user privilege to restrict functionality to this type of alert as it is considered a critical part of getting quicker insight into your data.