Alert destinations

Whenever an alert triggers, it sends a blob of related data (called the alert template) to its designated alert destinations. Destinations use this blob of data to send emails, Slack messages, or custom webhooks.

You must be a Databricks admin to manage alert destinations. Destinations are available to all users.

The default destination for any alert is the email address of the user who created it. If you create an alert and want to be notified by email, you don’t need to set up a new alert destination. Instead, toggle the switch beside your email address on the alert setup screen.

Create an alert destination

  1. Click User Settings Icon Settings at the bottom of the sidebar and select Settings > SQL Admin Console.

  2. Click the Alert Destinations tab.

  3. Click + New Alert Destination.

  4. Select a destination type. The following destinations are supported:

    • Email

    • Slack

    • WebHook

    • Mattermost

    • ChatWork

    • PagerDuty

    • Google Hangouts Chat

    Pick alert destination
  5. Configure the destination based on the type.

  6. Click Create.

PagerDuty destination

Step 1: Obtain the PagerDuty integration key from your PagerDuty console

Select Services > Service Details > Integrations.

PagerDuty key

If you don’t have an API v2 Integration yet, you need to create it.

Step 2: Configure destination

  1. Configure the required fields Name and Integration Key.

    PagerDuty alert destination
  2. Click Create.

Slack destination

Follow the instructions in Incoming webhooks for Slack.

Step 1: Create a new Slack app and a webhook URL

Follow the instructions in Incoming webhooks for Slack.

Step 2: Configure destination

  1. Set the name and Slack webhook URL.

    Slack alert destination
  2. Click Create.


  • Microsoft Teams is not supported as an alert destination.