monitor.notify() function

monitor.notify() sends a notification to an endpoint and logs it in the notifications measurement in the _monitoring bucket.

Function type signature
    <-tables: stream[E],
    data: A,
    endpoint: (<-: stream[{B with _time: C, _time: time, _status_timestamp: int, _measurement: string}]) => stream[D],
) => stream[D] where A: Record, D: Record, E: Record
For more information, see Function type signatures.



(Required) A function that constructs and sends the notification to an endpoint.


(Required) Notification data to append to the output.

This data specifies which notification rule and notification endpoint to associate with the sent notification. The data record must contain the following properties:

  • _notification_rule_id
  • _notification_rule_name
  • _notification_endpoint_id
  • _notification_endpoint_name The InfluxDB monitoring and alerting system uses monitor.notify() to store information about sent notifications and automatically assigns these values. If writing a custom notification task, we recommend using unique arbitrary values for data record properties.


Input data. Default is piped-forward data (<-).


Send critical status notifications to Slack

import "influxdata/influxdb/monitor"
import "influxdata/influxdb/secrets"
import "slack"

token = secrets.get(key: "SLACK_TOKEN")

endpoint =
    slack.endpoint(token: token)(
        mapFn: (r) => ({channel: "Alerts", text: r._message, color: "danger"}),

notification_data = {
    _notification_rule_id: "0000000000000001",
    _notification_rule_name: "example-rule-name",
    _notification_endpoint_id: "0000000000000002",
    _notification_endpoint_name: "example-endpoint-name",

monitor.from(range: -5m, fn: (r) => r._level == "crit")
    |> range(start: -5m)
    |> monitor.notify(endpoint: endpoint, data: notification_data)

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