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What do @-notifications do in Datadog?

When you create an event in Datadog you can also use @ to notify users with the API or UI. There are also a set of reserved addresses which may be used to contact Datadog or all members of your account.

Examples:

  • @support-datadog – reaches Datadog support directly when posted in your stream.
  • @all – sends a notification to all members of your organization.
  • @someonesname – notifies the specific user named someonesname.
  • @test@example.com - sends an email to test@example.com.

Additionally, if you have Slack, Microsoft Teams, Webhooks, PagerDuty, or VictorOps use:

  • @slack-<ROOM_NAME> or @teams-<TEAM_NAME> – posts the event or graph to that chat room.
  • @webhook – alerts or triggers whatever is attached to that webhook.
  • @pagerduty or @oncall – sends an alert to PagerDuty. You can also use @pagerduty-acknowledge and @pagerduty-resolve.

Note: An @-notification in a comment doesn’t send an email to the user posting that comment. You cannot @-notify yourself in a comment, but configuring an @-notification to yourself works in a monitor message.

Further Reading

Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles:

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