UPDATE! “Sum of query results” bulk conversion tool is now available! See this post.
Recently, we released Sliding Windows Aggregation (SWA) alert conditions. You can read my announcement about that at this link. If you haven’t yet tried them out, I encourage you to do so! I think they’re really cool
SWA is a great replacement for “Sum of query results” (or “Sum of”) thresholds. It’s more versatile and it allows you more control. With SWA, you control the size of the aggregation window, the “slide by interval,” and the threshold duration. In addition, with SWA, you can use other aggregation functions besides
max, for starters).
As mentioned in this post from last October, we’ll be EOLing “sum of” alert conditions in favor of SWA on 30 June, 2022. In addition, starting in early March (no later than 3 March) we will disable the creation of new “Sum of” alert conditions. If you would like to convert your “sum of” conditions manually to SWA, this article goes into detail on how you would go about doing that.
If you would rather not do this manually, we will have a conversion helper tool in the UI, available in every “sum of” alert condition, that will allow conditions to be converted one-by-one. This should be available very soon, although it may already be in the UI as you read this! Starting in early March (no later than 3 March) we will disable the creation of new “Sum of” alert conditions via the UI. You will still be able to create new ones via the API, only so we don’t inadvertently break your automation. On 30 June, we will turn the API functionality off as well.
In addition, we will make available a bulk edit tool which will list out all of your “sum of” conditions and allow you to convert them one at a time, all at once, or anything in between.