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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Extend Capabilities
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 9, 2023

Capture details on request payload

Need ability to capture details on request payload this helps to troubleshoot issues without need for applications to log the same. Feature available with competitors.

Please refer to -

Need capability to view HTTP PARAMS, request body etc. to help in troubleshooting.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Mary Reni Rajaian
    Dec 29, 2023


    We cannot capture more than we do now, because of our current work load.

    Thank you for suggesting an improvement to Instana; we highly value your input. Instana utilizes the IBM Ideas portal for submitting new ideas and checking the status of previously submitted ideas, those that have been voted on, or those to which you’ve subscribed. We aim to prioritize the influence of our external customer votes in the Idea voting process. Therefore, it is crucial for our external customers to be familiar with the Ideas portal, have access to it, and stay connected as their ideas progress through its lifecycle.

    Internal IBMers may also wish to vote on ideas. Therefore, we have the Product Scout team, which has been established to prioritize key ideas against the demands for the largest opportunities across all geographies. They then ensure that product management and development are held accountable for responding to these top ideas in a timely manner. Hollis Chui is the Product Scout contact for Instana.


    Mary Reni Rajaian

  • Admin
    Mary Reni Rajaian
    Oct 27, 2023


    Thank you for raising the request.
    I am reviewing the possibility of adding capturing payload now.

    We can already capture Http headers in the request and response, documentation here:

    Mary Reni Rajaian
    Product Manager Tracers@IBM Instana