The Problem with Error Log Notifications
While there are several actions that can be used in Instalink to directly alert an administrator to an issue with a data flow, such as "Respond with Error", "Send to URL", or "Send Message", there are situations where receiving a direct notification on service errors may not be ideal. For example, imagine a data flow where the administrator receives an email every time a call fails to send to an external API. This may initially seem to be an intuitive way to set up error notifications. However, the problem quickly becomes evident when the external API goes down and returns an error for each request. Indeed, a user may receive thousands of emails during a service outage if a data flow is set up to send an email to an administrator on every occurrence of a logged error.
Sending a notification on the error log should be used only in situations where the error is expected to be encountered infrequently.Read More