Send Email Alert When a Data Value Crosses a Threshold in Tableau Server

Published: 12 Nov 2013
Last Modified Date: 30 Jun 2017


When using Tableau 10.2 and earlier versions, you are unable to send an email alert when a data value crosses a certain threshold.


  • Tableau Server 10.2 and earlier versions
  • Tableau Desktop


Option 1:

Upgrade to Tableau Server 10.3 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrade Tableau Server

For more information about how to create and manage data-driven alerts, see Send Data-Driven Alerts from Tableau Server in Tableau Help.

Option 2:

Use the Tableau open source project VizAlerts.

Note: As this workaround is a an open source project and involves installing an unsupported add-on, all support is through the server admin forum. More information can be found here: 


The ability to send data-driven alerts was added to Tableau Server in version 10.3.
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