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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Alert
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 24, 2022

Custom events - Possibility to set up only during certain period of time


Nowadays there is not any possibility to create a custom event that could trigger an event only during time frame wished.

Use case is clear. Imagine an integration that is only receiving calls during business hours. We could want to monitor if that integration is not receiving information only during that specific hours meaning something is broken in the end to end process. Right now this is not possible and the event will raise all the time oustide business hours as well.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Oct 17, 2022


    Could you please provide some comment about the Status: Future consideration?. I guess this is a clear feature that needs to be developed. For some of our applications/integrations we need only to be informed during business hours so there should be some tab where we can select time start/end for the event created.


  • Guest
    Jul 13, 2022


    Is there any update on this case? Again, why the status is on Needs more Information when we had a meeting to clarify it?


  • Guest
    Jun 17, 2022

    @Instana Team, the status is "Needs more information". What's the info that you actually need ?

  • Guest
    Apr 13, 2022


    Why the status has been changed to Needs more information?