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Trace Analytics

Switch between the Trace search and the Trace Analytics modes by clicking on the Trace Mode button:

Switch analytics

Trace Analytics query

Use the query to control what’s displayed in your Trace Analytic:

  1. Choose a Measure or Facet to analyze. Measure lets you choose the aggregation function whereas Facet displays the unique count.

    choose measure facet
  2. Select the aggregation function for the Measure you want to graph:

    aggregation function
  3. Use Tag or Facet to split your Analytic.

    split by
  4. Choose to display either the X top or bottom values according to the selected Measure.

    top bottom button
  5. Choose the Analytic Timesteps. Changing the global timeframe changes the list of available Timesteps values.



Select a Trace Analytic visualization type using the Analytic selector:

Graph selector

Available visualizations:


Visualize the evolution of a single Measure (or a Facet unique count of values) over a selected time frame, and (optionally) split by an available Facet.

The following timeseries Trace Analytic shows: The evolution of the pc99 duration by steps of 5min for each Service

timeserie example

Top List

Visualize the top values from a Facet according to the chosen Measure:

The following Top List Trace Analytic shows: The top pc99 duration of Service

top list example

Select or click on a section of the graph to either zoom in the graph or see the list of traces corresponding to your selection:

view Traces


Export your analytics button

Export your Trace analytic:

Traces in Dashboard

Export Trace Analytics from the Trace search or build them directly in your Dashboard alongside metrics and logs.

Learn more about the timeseries widget

Further Reading