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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Instana
Categories Infrastructure
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2022

Percentage calculation between two filters


I wanted to submit an idea for a feature as i came across different usecases that could be fulfilled with instana's data.

The idea would be to be able to calculate a percentage between two filters and be able to :
- display it on a dashboard (as big numbers as well as time series charts )
- configure alerts based on this metric

For instance here are some usecases that could be useful :
Applications :
- % of Status 4XX to monitor functional errors
- conversion rates between two endpoints
- % of apparition of a specific log message

Website/Mobile App Monitoring :
- conversion rates between two pages or views. The applications could be endless using the filters (for example analysing the impact of effectiveConnectionType on conversions between cart and finalizations)

- % of Sessions per users : that could be useful to detect abnormal loss of sessions that could explain mobile app crashes, infrastructure problems ...

- % of a specific CustomEvent per views or sessions. For example we log front-end app errors like parsing errors on customEvents on our native mobile apps but we can't have an error rate based on these errors as there is no Http requests

- % of a JSerror

There may be more usecases but anyway if this kind of functionality is possible it could bring a lot of flexibility to analyze problems in production.

I'm avaiblable to discuss this further if needed.

Best regards


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Feb 8, 2023


    The functionality is OK for the smart Alert part.
    On some alerts configured with % 4xx errors.
    Do you know when we can do the same for custom dashboards?

    Best regards,
  • Guest
    Sep 16, 2022

    We would like to follow up and discuss this in a session with you.
    Please send me your availability @ or through Thomas Vien.

    We are already planning to work on binary operations between metrics, so your perspective will help us in shaping the right outcome.

  • Guest
    May 12, 2022

    Hello Clarisse, I like this idea, we have this need in our company as well.

    I created a similar idea like this focusing on just the new big number widget part: