To create a Threshold Monitor navigate to the 'Monitoring' Module, then Click on the yellow '+ Add Monitor' button
Before you build your monitor set up your notification channels to avoid loosing all your work. To see how to do this read our How to Setup Notification Channels guide.
Once your notification channels are set up you'll be able to choose which notification channel to be alerted by within the monitor
Next to monitor type select 'Threshold'
Select your data source
'Monitor metric' is where you'll see a drop down of all the available metrics to use when creating a monitor. Click on the drop down and select your desired metric for this monitor.
If you want to filter your metric by a specific Dimension, E.G: Site Section, Device Type, Series, Domain, you can do so by adding one in the 'Filtered by' option. It's worth noting you do not have to add a filter to a monitor for it to work.
Next, decide if you want to 'Monitor for' 'increases' and/or 'decreases'. You can choose to monitor both, or one depending on your use case. For metrics such as Errors or Unfilled Inventory we recommend monitoring for increases and for metrics such as Fill Rate or Gross Impressions we recommend monitoring for decreases.
From there you will move on to the middle column of creating your monitor and decide what 'Time granularity' you want it to track. You can choose between monitoring every 10 mins or every hour.
You'll have to set your 'Lower or Upper Threshold' (depending on whether you're monitoring increases or decreases). Once you've applied the Threshold value you want to monitor against you'll see a faint line appear in the preview window of the monitor builder to show you how your chosen metric currently tracks against the threshold.
Once you've determined your 'Lower or Upper Threshold' you'll need to set a number of 'consecutive breaches' to be alerted against. In other words, set how many consecutive time intervals that metric needs to be breaching for before alerting you.
In this example screenshot you can see '2', this means that you will be alerted if your chosen metric breaches your set 'Lower threshold of' '0' consecutively for 2 intervals over the Time granularity of 10 minutes
Now you've set up all the key parts of your monitor the next step is to give it a name
Then click 'Save' and you'll see the monitor appear in your table of monitors within the Monitoring module
If you have any questions on Threshold Monitors reach out to your CSM via email@example.com or using the in app chat.
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