Query from graphs on a dashboard with Datadog

What’s it handy for?

Use this workflow to power team alignment and ensure everyone has the data they need to troubleshoot incidents, monitor their service, or access application performance. Bring information into Slack from the Datadog dashboards you know and love. 

A few uses for this workflow:

  • Incident responders: Schedule recurring data pulls from Datadog into Slack
  • Engineering managers: Pull reports into channel on a weekly basis to track against team goals
  • Developers: Monitor the rollout of a new version of your application

Schedule a recurring workflow that automatically sends regular updates to your team’s Slack channel, including pre-selected graphs from Datadog dashboards. This way, information is easily accessible and the team is aligned on how you’re tracking against your goals. 

To get started:

  1. Install the Datadog app for Slack
  2. Download the example
  3. Navigate to Workflow Builder and select “Import”
  4. Once imported, edit the workflow to make sense for your team
  5. Publish and let everyone know about your masterpiece

See it in action:

  1. Install the Datadog app for Slack
  2. Import the downloadable template, then assign the date, time, and cadence of your workflow
  3. If you haven’t already, connect to Datadog and select “Share dashboard widget”
  4. Select the channel where you’d like the graphs sent
  5. Select the dashboard from which you’d like widgets sent
  6. Select the widget title
  7. Preview the widget to ensure it’s filtered to the correct view, then save
  8. Publish! Let your team know that information from Datadog will now pipe right into Slack

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