In the SIGNL4 web portal you can manually export historic alert reports as .csv files. In some cases it might be useful to export alert data programmatically. For example you can forward all alerts including specific parameters to InfluxDB and show the alert history in Grafana to recognize peaks, trends and abnormalities over time. You can even use AIOps to recognize certain trends automatically.
You can trigger the export script automatically (e.g. every hour or every day) using a cron job or via tools like Node-RED.
Usage and Sample Code
Attention: This code is intended as a sample and only lightly tested with no guarantee. Please use with care.
As a prerequisite you first need to install Node.js as described here.
The sample code is provided in the file ‘alert-export.js‘. You can execute the wile with the node command.
Command line sample:
Within the source file you need to adapt the SIGNL4 API key, the team name, a user’s email address and the date range to be exported:
Attention: All times are UTC times.
You can create the API key in your SIGNL4 web portal under Teams -> Developer.
Right now the exported alerts are logged as command line result. You can change this according to your specific needs. For example you can export the alert data to a .csv file, database, InfluxDB, etc.
You can add your own export code in the function “getAlertDetails” right below “// Add your export code here”.
Please find the sample script here on GitHub: https://github.com/signl4/signl4-alert-export/.