About Slack alerts

Elementary has a Slack integration to send alerts about:

  • Failures and/or of dbt tests
  • Failures and/or Elementary tests
  • Model runs failures
  • Source freshness issues

You can enrich your alerts by adding properties to tests and models in your .yml files. The supported attributes are: owner, subscribers, description, tags.

You can configure and customize your alerts by configuring: custom channel, suppression interval, alert fields (for test alerts only), alert grouping, alert filters.

New Slack alert format

Setup Slack Integration


Slack App

First create a Slack app:


Slack Token

After the app is ready, create a Slack Token:


Connect Slack

On the environment configuration in Elementary Cloud, add the Slack token and configure a default channel.