Alerts not firing

(Britt Treece) #1

i’m running 2.1 and having trouble understanding alerts on a stream. I have an alert configured to use the field content value condition and have it set as Alert is triggered when messages matching <priority_level:"5"> are received. Grace period: 0 minutes. Not including any messages in alert notification.
which i would expect to send any message that matches, but it never fires

Am i misunderstanding how the alert works?