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Server notifications - failed jobs

It would be very useful to have a standardized method to set up notifications to the server admins and to the job owner themselves if an alteryx canvas fails (error).


My understanding is that currently the only way to do notifications on failure for every canvas is for every canvas to individually set up events.   On a large implementation, this becomes very difficult to manage.


Standard notification for job failures.png

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: New Idea

This idea got caught in an automated process by accident and was moved to incorrectly moved to the status Inactive. This idea is being updated again back to New Idea.

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Under Review



This idea is being updated to Under Review as our Server product team is currently looking into how best to address improvements to the notifications system as a whole. This idea is one that is being considered and I'll update this idea again once we have a greater insight into how, when and if we can update the notification on Server.

11 - Bolide

Totally agree, @SeanAdams !  You can write a process to investigate this in mongo, and we've done it, but at this point you are dependent on the database structure / product not changing.  The out of the box tableau dashboard on server runs is OK, but again, doesn't really work well if you have a few hundred workflows and relies of your developers logging into Tableau to see what might have failed.  We have also tried getting Alteryx logs into splunk for this kind of thing, but you don't get ownership information in those.  

5 - Atom

This feature is an absolute must have!

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Revisit

Thank you for your feedback!


This is an interesting idea to our product team, however we're unable to include it on the near term roadmap due to a number of factors. Our product team would like to keep this idea in mind however for future roadmap planning and Server enhancements. We'll do our best to update this idea in the future when our product team is able to reevaluate this idea for roadmap inclusion.


If you would like to set up email notifications for when a job fails, please follow the steps in this article:

How to Send Automatic Emails on Job Failure

8 - Asteroid

My organization is facing a similar challenge - we have a large amount of workflows on the gallery and it would be very time consuming and intensive to setup email alerts on every individual one. In addition, with 12+ analysts, each of whom has the potential to create a workflow, it is very likely that some will forget to put the alerts on the workflow, meaning that a schedule could be failing for weeks and we not notice because of the creator forgetting to enable the alert. This is something we desparately need. The last comment on this post was two years ago. Are there any updates? Is this something we will be able to get?