Feature Idea: Turn off all conditions from an alert policy

I want to be able to select one checkbox and turn off all alert condition from my alert policy.
It’s very annoying when I need to select all 40+ conditions and turn off each at a time.

It’s this possible right now and I’m missing something or is not possible ?

I appreciate your help!
Mihaescu Bogdan

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You could use our Alerts API. You would need to get a list of the conditions within the policy like so:

curl -X GET 'https://api.newrelic.com/v2/alerts_conditions.json' \
     -H 'X-Api-Key:{api_key}' -i \
     -d 'policy_id={policy_id}' 

You would then take the ID for the condition and pass it to a different endpoint to update the condition i.e. disable it. This part would look like so:

curl -X POST 'https://api.newrelic.com/v2/alerts_nrql_conditions/{id}.json' \
     -H 'X-Api-Key:{admin_api_key}' -i \
     -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
     -d \
  "nrql_condition": {
    "name": "string",
    "runbook_url": "string",
    "enabled": "boolean",
    "terms": [
        "duration": "string",
        "operator": "string",
        "priority": "string",
        "threshold": "string",
        "time_function": "string"
    "value_function": "string"
    "nrql": {
        "query": "string",
        "since_value": "string"

Of course, this would be wrapped in a loop so it gets called for every condition which is in the policy. I understand that this takes additional resources on your end but it’s the only work around which I can think of for this! Hope this helps :slight_smile:

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Sounds like a feature request is required.

“I would like to be able to mute all conditions on a policy with one click. Clicking again would enable all conditions under the policy”.

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Can you outline the use case that you have where you need to be turning off conditions or policies with any regularity?

When I do a deployment I reboot a lot of services that have alerts on them.
In order to not receive 80+ mails on each deploy I need to turn the alert off and then on.

That makes sense, yet, I think many customers don’t have this problem because 1) they architect ways to deploy without interrupting service (that would fire an alert) 2) they craft alerts that can weather a deployment hiccup.

In addition to New Relic we use Datadog. They have what’s called a “downtime schedule” that you can apply to a monitor. You can schedule alerting to mute during the evening or on weekends etc. You can also use the API to create and change these schedules as well as simply mute a monitor. I agree with you that this is a meaningful feature that could enhance New Relic.

I’d want to ensure that this 1) API accessible first 2) supported in the UI 3) applies to a policy or policies AND perhaps channels.

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Hey there @bmihaescu - if deployments are your big use case, we DO have a feature idea out there for a feature similar to what @6MM described:

Please let us know if this does not cover what you are looking for.

  1. Maybe I just want to test something once and I need to do it quick so no time to create anything but just turn off all alerts at once. That button will be very useful.
    I will use all your suggestions for deployment because I also need it to be automatically. But I will still need that button. Please !

  2. I also need a way to copy multiple conditions from one policy to another.

I do this because I have 2 policy’s and a lot of conditions. I want to add those conditions to another policy but to change one value in the query so instead of creating them one at a time I want to copy all of them and then replace that value. The name will be the same for most of them and for others I will change it after that.
Now I can only copy one condition at a time and is very time consuming.

Thanks so much for the additional details. I can see that you have more use cases for how this would need to work so I will go ahead and adda poll and make this an official feature idea.

This was available in the legacy Alerts and I used it on several occasions. I think a useful feature has been removed.

Loud and clear, @stephen_barton! I am looping in our Alerts Product Manager @NateHeinrich so he can see your need for this feature. :thumbsup:

Thanks. Nice to be heard.


I’ve been deploying monitoring systems for 20 years. I don’t recall any other system I have used where I could not set a collection of checks to maintenance mode. Clients we resell to are really unhappy about it. I investigated using the api. Different calls for different checks with multiple recursive queries. Trying to convince a client to spend a lot of money to add a functionality that should be a part of the product results in client saying look at other products (and it has).

Hi @tpotter - You may have missed the announcement but it is now GA

Limited to Synthetics?

Yes, based on this statement.

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Hey all!

We just launched Alerts Muting Rules here https://docs.newrelic.com/docs/alerts/new-relic-alerts/managing-notification-channels/muting-rules-suppress-notifications

Muting Rules should help to meet the needs of many of your use cases in this thread, so check out the docs, and ask your questions in the #support-products-agents:alerts space :smiley:

Thanks for all your great suggestions