It is currently only possible to create data alerts for changes to predefined data alerts.
Most of our needs for data alerts are usually based on some ratio. I can currently set up data alerts for predefined ratios, but not for business calculations or the number being x % higher than last period.
My suggestion is to allow for creating data alerts based on a business calculation or comparison ratios like period over period comparison.
This will open up many more use cases for data alerts for us, and make data alerts much more powerful.
Here are some of my use-cases:
- Our checkout flow is performing x% worse than last month → Send alert to product Owner
- A user wants an alert based very specific ratio to his/hers work, that we don’t want to define as a metric.
- We have reached 100% of our dynamic sales forecast goal for the month → Send alert to our General Slack channel.