Adding a new check

Published on May 12th, 2023

After navigating to Tech Insights → Checks page and clicking ‘Add check’ button, you’ll be asked to describe your Check as below:


About section

  • Give a unique name to your check
  • Give a proper description about this check. This input accepts markdown


Conditions section

  • Select your data source from the Data Source select field.
  • Select your Fact from the Fact select field.
  • Choose an operator
  • Fill in the value for the selected operator

You can add multiple conditions to your check by clicking the + ADD CONDITION button.

Multiple Conditions

  • Select the logic between your conditions from the radio buttons
  • Fill in your check the same way as in the previous step

You can test out your check by clicking the Dry Run button

Dry Run

Select an entity that you want to test your check against.

Try Check Result

You can provide an optional link to some documentation that explains to your users how to make this check pass

Fix Link section

Applies to

You can define filters to target which entities should this check run against In the Applies to section you can select which entites will be included in this check and which entities will be excluded.

Applies To section

The above configuration means the Check will run against components with type library that does not have the tag infrastructure

Providing multiple selection in a single input results in an OR relation between the selections. Selecting from multiple input fields(Type, Tags, Kind) end up with a relation AND between the fields.

For example: Selecting type: service, tags: infrastructure will exclude every entity Which has type service AND contains an infrastructure tag. However it won’t exclude services which does not contain the tag, or components that contain only the tag but they are not services.


If you are still uncertain if you want to publish the check, you can save it as a draft an publish it later.

Check draft

Publishing a check based on Draft Data Source will publish that Data Source as well and vice versa.

After you have added the check, make sure to refresh check results so it is taken into calculation from that moment on.

Refresh check