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Create per-result alerts

The per-result alert is the most basic type of alert. It runs in real-time over an "all-time" time span. The alert triggers whenever the search returns a result.

You can create a search to retrieve events from an index. You can also use transforming commands to return results based on processing the retrieved events. A per-result alert triggers in both cases, when the search returns an event or when a transforming command returns results.

Create a per-result alert

The following procedure shows how to create a per-result alert.

  1. From the Search Page, enter the following search:

    index=_internal (log_level=ERROR OR log_level=WARN* OR log_level=FATAL OR log_level=CRITICAL) | stats count as log_events

  2. Select Save As > Alert
  3. In the Save As Alert dialog box, enter a Title for the alert.
  4. For Alert Type, select Real Time.
    A per-result alert is always a real-time alert type.
  5. For trigger condition, select Per-Result.
  6. Select the actions you want to enable.
    For this example, select List in Triggered Alert.

    See Set up alert actions for information on other actions.
  7. Click Save.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.3.13, 6.3.14


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