Help & DocumentationAlerting in Version 4.2 / 5.0.x Types of Alert RulesDetailed explanation of Alert Comparison options

Detailed explanation of Alert Comparison options

Types of KPI Alert rule:

  1. Fixed Value - This will compare the latest measurement value to a specific threshold that you set
  2. Prior Value - Compare the latest measurement value to a prior value for the same metric (e.g. value from same time last year)
  3. Average of prior values - Compare the latest measurement value to the average of values recorded recently
  4. Target Value - Set the Alert based on how the latest measurement time compares with a target value
  5. Recent Volatility Levels - Compare the latest measurement value to the standard deviations of the average of values recorded recently
  6. Combination of alert rules

NOTE: You may notice slight differences in the options offered in Version 3

1. Fixed Value comparisons

For Fixed Amounts:

  1. More than a value
  2. More or equal to a value
  3. Less than a value
  4. Less than or equal to a value
  5. Equals a value
  6. Not equal to a value

for Fixed Percentages:

  1. More than X percents of the value above
  2. More than or equal to X percents of the value above
  3. More than X percents of the value below
  4. More than or equal to X percents of the value below
  5. More than X percents of the value above or below

2. Prior Value comparisons

For Fixed Values:

  1. More than a value above <prior_value>
  2. More than a value below <prior_value>
  3. More than a value above or below <prior_value>
  4. Less than a value above <prior_value>
  5. Less than a value below <prior_value>
  6. Less than a value above or below <prior_value>

for Fixed Percentages:

  1. More than a percentage above <prior_value>
  2. More than a percentage below <prior_value>
  3. More than a percentage above or below <prior_value>
  4. Less than a percentage above <prior_value>
  5. Less than a percentage below <prior_value>
  6. Less than a percentage above or below <prior_value>

3. Average of Prior Values comparisons  - all days in period

A. Where CV =  Average of All days of the <period> for the last N <periods>

       For Fixed Values:

  1. More than a value above <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  2. More than a value below <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  3. More than a value above or below <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  4. Less than a value above <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  5. Less than a value below <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  6. Less than a value above or below <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>

      For Fixed Percentages:

  1. More than a percentage above <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  2. More than a percentage below <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  3. More than a percentage above or below <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  4. Less than a percentage above <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  5. Less than a percentage below <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  6. Less than a percentage above or below <prior_value> of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>

3.1. Average of Prior Values comparisons  - same day in period

B. Where CV =  Average of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>

       For Fixed Values:

  1. More than a value above <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  2. More than a value below <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  3. More than a value above or below <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  4. Less than a value above <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  5. Less than a value below <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  6. Less than a value above or below <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>

      For Fixed Percentages:

  1. More than a percentage above <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  2. More than a percentage below <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  3. More than a percentage above or below <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  4. Less than a percentage above <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  5. Less than a percentage below <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  6. Less than a percentage above or below <prior_value> of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>

4. Target Value comparisons

Where the CV = the Target Value

For Fixed Values:

  1. More than a value above <target_value>
  2. More than a value below <target_value>
  3. More than a value above or below <target_value>
  4. Less than a value above <target_value>
  5. Less than a value below <target_value>
  6. Less than a value above or below <target_value>

for Fixed Percentages:

  1. More than a percentage above <target_value>
  2. More than a percentage below <target_value>
  3. More than a percentage above or below <target_value>
  4. Less than a percentage above <target_value>
  5. Less than a percentage below <target_value>
  6. Less than a percentage above or below <target_value>

5. Recent volatility levels comparisons  - all days in period

A. Where CV =   Value determined as (Number of standard deviations) X (average of values for the all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>)

  1. More than N standard deviations above the average of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  2. More than N standard deviations below the average of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  3. More than N standard deviations above or below the average of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  4. Between N1 and N2 standard deviations above the average of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  5. Between N1 and N2 standard deviations below the average of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  6. Between N1 and N2 standard deviations above or below the average of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  7. Within N standard deviations of the average of all days of the <period> for the last N <periods>

5.1. Recent volatility levels comparisons  - same day in period

B. Where CV =   Value determined as (Number of standard deviations) X (average of values for the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>)

  1. More than N standard deviations above the average of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  2. More than N standard deviations below the average of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  3. More than N standard deviations above or below the average of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  4. Between N1 and N2 standard deviations above the average of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  5. Between N1 and N2 standard deviations below the average of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  6. Between N1 and N2 standard deviations above or below the average of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>
  7. Within N standard deviations of the average of all days of the same day of the <period> for the last N <periods>

6. Combination of multiple Alerts (aka "Compound")

Combination of multiple Alerts (aka &quot;Compound&quot;)

You may select any number of existing alerts, and generate one alert when:

  1. All of selected alerts fires
  2. At least N of selected alerts fires

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