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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Alert
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 6, 2024

Need the ability to threshold and Event on string values

Within Instana, I can use the Dynamic Focus Query to limit what I threshold on  if something is an entity.  But, there are many times where customers want to Event and alert on specific string values where the fields are not entities.   For example, there are cases where there are strings that represent the status of a monitored entity.   Customers want to alert when the string has a certain value.  But, it can't be done using Instana today because the string values are not exposed in the Event engine.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Máté Návay
    Feb 12, 2024

    Most (if not all) sensor metrics we can alert on are consumed as an integer value mapped to the string.
    Where such mapping exist, we are technically already able to set those enum values as thresholds. ( to find some of the core mappings)

    We can add a feature in the future where the known enum mappings are queried when a metric is picked and the threshold field would offer a dropdown list of the enum values with the string mapped to them.

    Further research is needed for any other string information sensors might provide and if they are feasible for alerting usage.