Test an Alarm

Test emails can be sent to confirm that an alarm is properly configured.

To test an alarm:

  1. Navigate to ADMIN | Alarms on the WQData LIVE Project Dashboard.

Figure 1: ADMIN | Alarms settings.


  1. Select the Enabled display filter to view all active alarms. Click on an alarm.

Figure 2: Enabled alarm list.


  1. Confirm the list of alarm recipients in the Trigger Action field. Then, click the orange TEST button in the footer of the configuration summary list.
  1. Confirm the test and then click OK to dismiss the test success prompt.

Figure 3: Test Alarm confirmation prompt.


Figure 4: Alarm test success.


  1. Wait approximately 5 minutes for the recipient list to receive the test notification email.
    1. The test email will display all zero values for each parameter for the purpose of testing.
    2. Note that text messages may have minor to severe delays depending on the ISP.
    3. If recipients do not receive the test email:
      • Verify the notification list was properly entered into the Trigger Action field. It should use one email address per line and contain no leading or trailing spaces or extra characters.
      • Check the recipient’s spam or junk folders.

Figure 5: Alarm test email example.