Using Markdown in Datadog events

Overview

Datadog event text supports markdown. This guide help you better format Datadog events by using Markdown.

The detailed markdown syntax can be found here. Please note that embedding HTML in markdown is not supported with in Datadog.

To use Markdown in the event text, you need to begin the text block by %%% \n and end the text block with \n %%%

An example below:

{
      “title”: “Did you hear the news today?”,
      “text”: “%%% \n an example link \n %%%“,
      “priority”: “normal”,
      “tags”: [“environment:test”],
      “alert_type”: “info”
}

Note: if you are embedding a link in a Markdown block, make sure the URL is encoded properly.

For example, the following url: “http://catchpoint.com/session_id:123456"

Should be encoded to: “http://catchpoint.com/session_id%3A123456"