Setting up alerts

calcite can communicate and send notifications through various channels. To configure alerts, simply visit the Alerts page of your project.


You can create alerts using the following connectors:

  • pull request comments (WIP, depends on your repository provider)

  • email

  • slack

  • webhooks (WIP)


Each alert that you configure can have a list of tag conditions that act as filters. This is a semicolon-seperated list (cond1;cond2;cond3...) and each condition is made of one or multiple tags, seperated by the character & (and).

  • (empty) an empty list will trigger the connector only if no tag is specified.

  • master;dev will trigger the connector only if the tags master or dev are present.

  • master&IndividualCI;dev&PullRequest will trigger only if the tags master and IndividualCI are present, or if the tags dev and PullRequest are present.


The only exception right now is the pull requests connector, which is disabled if no tag is listed.
This will be changed in an upcoming version.

Triggering a workflow

Once all your datasets are uploaded, it is possible to trigger a workflow using the calcite Command line interface.


npx @siliceum/calcite-cli [command arguments] allows you to quickly test the calcite CLI.
Similarly to calcite upload, you will need to provide the project token.

Then you can use the following command:

calcite trigger <baseline commit id>.

This will trigger a workflow against the provided baseline commid it.


For now, the baseline commit id must be the full commit id, not an alias or the abbreviated version. In the future, you will be able to use any git reference.

  • be790bd7340d39fcb29077234e75ddf19df14696 works

  • be790bd73 does NOT work

  • v1.2.0 does NOT work

  • refs/heads/master does NOT work

  • master does NOT work

You can also specify more information via additional arguments:

calcite trigger [options] <baseline_id> [target_id]

Triggers a calcite workflow for the given baseline (previous) and target (new) commits, using their full commit sha. This is used once all datasets were uploaded to trigger notifications.

-u, --url <server url>

Set the target server url, for preview and enterprise users. The CALCITE_URL environment variable can also be used, otherwise it will be set to the public server.

-t, --token <token id>

Set the project token. By default the CALCITE_TOKEN environment variable is used.

-tt, --triggertags <taglist>

Comma seperated list of tags for this workflow. This is used as a filter for alerts.

-PR, --pullRequestId <id>

Specify the pull request number.

-h, --help

display help for command