Hi! I’m afraid I’m not the author of this page, but what it is saying is that you cannot screenshot entire dashboards, just individual panels within a dashboard. This isn’t an issue for alerting as if you add an alert to a panel its only the panel that will be screenshot.
@georgerobinson That’s a nice try!
With v9 alerts messages are now very difficult to read, and it seems that the only way to customise messages is to use templates…
Unfortunately how-to instructions are quite difficult to find, even among Grafana docs…
Your doc Create message templates | Grafana documentation is a good start, but it would be very helpful to have a few examples for Slack notifications but for single alerts!!
Do you have by chance any examples to share?
I think maybe @robertojobet may be referring to the fact that when multiple alerts are put into a single Slack notification, it can be a bit difficult to read. For example, this is a Slack notification containing 2 alerts. It would be nicer to have them separated, but I believe that is not possible based on Grafana’s settings for the notification channel.
This is exactly what I’m referring to!
I presume that with the snippet that @georgerobinson is referring to in his docs, in case let’s say that 10 alerts are triggered all 10 alerts would be displayed in a single notification?!
That would be a nightmare…
If you would like each alert to be sent as a separate Slack message you can do this by changing the grouping in your notification policy. You will want to remove any labels in “Group by”. Grouping is unrelated to templates, and I would recommend writing templates that support any number of alerts per message in case you want to change the grouping later.