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How to trigger Opsgenie notifications as a Validation Action

This guide will help you setup Opsgenie alert notifications when running Great Expectations. This is useful as it can provide alerting when Great Expectations is run, or certain expectations begin failing (or passing!).

Prerequisites: This how-to guide assumes you have:


  1. First, setup a new API integration within Opsgenie.

    • Navigate to Settings > Integration list within Opsgenie using the sidebar menu.


    • Select add on the 'API' integration, this will generally be the first available option.
    • Name the integration something meaningful such as 'Great Expectations'
    • Assign the alerts to any relevant team.
    • Click the copy icon next to the API Key - you'll need this for the next step.
    • Add any required responders.
    • Ensure 'Create and Update Access' is checked along with the 'Enabled' checkbox.
    • Click 'Save Integration' to save the newly created integration.
  2. Using the API Key you copied from Step 1, update your Great Expectations configuration variables in your config_variables.yml file

    opsgenie_api_key: YOUR-API-KEY
  3. Next, update your Great Expectations configuration file to add a new operator to the actions list in great_expectations.yml

    validation_operators:  action_list_operator:    class_name: ActionListValidationOperator    action_list:    - name: send_opsgenie_alert_on_validation_result      action:        class_name: OpsgenieAlertAction        notify_on: all        api_key: ${opsgenie_api_key}        priority: P3        renderer:          module_name: great_expectations.render.renderer.opsgenie_renderer          class_name: OpsgenieRenderer
    • Set notify_on to one of, "all", "failure", or "success"
    • Optionally set a priority (from P1 - P5, defaults to P3)
    • Set region: eu if you are using the European Opsgenie endpoint
  4. That's it. Start running your expectations!