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Status Submitted
Workspace Instana
Categories Tracing
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 6, 2023

Trace Analyze: Show full log message when expanding a Log entry in Logs Panel in a Trace.

Current Issue: 

In the current layout of Trace Analyze, the log panel of a trace displays truncated versions of log messages. Often, these excerpts are too brief to provide sufficient context or understanding of the underlying issues. To view the complete log message, users must click on the message to expand it in the call details section. This process typically requires three clicks, which can be cumbersome and time-consuming, especially when analyzing multiple log messages in a critical outage situation.

Proposed Improvement: 

I would like to request a feature enhancement where log messages within the Logs - Log Messages panel are either directly expandable or displayed in full within the Table view when expanded. This change would significantly streamline the log analysis process, saving valuable developer time and improving efficiency.

Impact: 

The current limitation requires additional navigation and clicks, which cumulatively contributes to a less efficient debugging experience. By reducing the clicks needed to access complete log information, we can enhance productivity and focus more effectively on resolving application issues.


 

Idea priority Medium