Evaluate Data Alert only on chosen days

We use data alerts to automate some messages into Slack for our operations team.

Currently it is not possible to chose which days the data alert is ran on. This means we send notifications every day, including weekends, whereas we’d only want to alert during the working days (Monday - Friday)

Screenshot 2022-12-05 at 08.58.20

It would be great if you could select which days the alert condition should be evaluated, and only send the alert on those days to reduce notifications over the weekend!

I have been able to set up somewhat of a hack to work around this.

  1. Create a custom dimension
    Screenshot 2022-12-05 at 09.14.32

  2. Include dimension in table
    Screenshot 2022-12-05 at 09.18.32

  3. Include condition in data alert
    Screenshot 2022-12-05 at 09.18.22

However it would be much easier to have this built into the alert itself!

Hope this helps someone with a similar use case in the mean time :slight_smile:

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Hi @danielazheleva ,

Instead of choosing daily option, have you checked the Option Weekly Frequency but de-selecting Saturday and Sunday?

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Thank you for your response - that is exactly what I was looking for. Totally my bad for not digging a bit deeper into the other options. Somehow I read weekly as once per week, which in hindsight, makes no sense!