Create Alert

Define the metric for your alarm


Before you can use the alert function, you will need to setup the metric that you wish to track using datapine’s automated alarms. Therefore, you will first need to build this metric in the Chart Creator and then save it as an alert. To do this, open the Chart Creator with a click on Analyze in the top navigation bar and follow the instructions below:


1) Drop the metric that you want to track into Measures (Y-Axis).


2) Add the time or date field for which you wish to track your metric into Dimension (X-Axis).


3) You can now add additional fields to the filter to break down your metric if needed. For instance, if you wish to track this metric for a specific country.


4) Click on Save as alert in the tool bar above the chart preview to configure your alert.


how to select a metric to set up an alert in datapine


5) After you’ve clicked on Set Alert you will be asked to assign a name to your new alarm. The alarm will be listed under this name in your list of alerts later.


6) With a click on Proceed you’ll be forwarded to the Alert screen, where you can finalize your alarms.


Setup an alarm against a threshold


Do you want to get notified as soon as your sales reach your sales target or your spendings are getting close to your budget limit? Use the threshold alerts to either define an absolute or percentage range in which your metric can move and notifies you in case your KPI exceeds or falls below your defined range.


1) Please specify the input format of your data and click Proceed. You can choose between hourly, daily, weekly or monthly values. If you for example choose hourly, then the alerts will run based on the aggregated values per hour (e.g. your website visitors per hour).


2) Select the algorithm that you wish to apply and choose the range in which the metric can fluctuate or simply define a limit for your metric. If the value exceeds or falls below the upper and lower limits (absolute threshold) or the negative and positive deviation (percentage threshold) the alarm will be triggered.


3) Click on the Checkmark to apply the thresholds to your data set. This will apply the defined rules to the chart below and tell you how often an alert would have been triggered in the past.


4) To adjust the range that you’ve defined you may click on one of the alarms (blue dots) on the line displayed below to access additional information about how often this alarm would have been triggered in the past. This helps you to define a useful range for you alarm.


5) Define the Frequency and Check-at time at which we should check for new alerts. If any alerts occurred in the observed period, you will receive an email alert at the defined time.


6) After setting up your alert, save your new alarm with a click on Save Changes.


how to set up a threshold alert in datapine


Setup an algorithmic derived alarm


1) Define the input format of your data and click Proceed. This is the time interval that we will apply the algorithm to and check for any outliers in your data.


Note: The Neural Networks and Pattern Recognition & Forecasting algorithms can only work with an hourly or daily input format.


2) Select the algorithm you wish to apply from the dropdown menu and Calculate your alarm (Pattern Recognition) or Train your network (Neural Network). This might take some time depending on the characteristics of the data series. The results of the applied algorithm will then be displayed below.


3) Use the slider to Adjust the Sensitivity of the algorithm. The higher the sensitivity the more alerts you will receive due to a smaller allowance for deviation. You may click on one of the alerts to review the alert details to help you to adjust the sensitivity.


4) Choose the Frequency and Time at which you wish to receive the alert by email if we detect some outliers.


5) Save changes to apply the new algorithm to your data set and activate the alert.


how to set up an algorithmic derived alarm