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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Tracing
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 1, 2022

Numeric span tag data type support for custom traces

In its current implementation all custom tag data are treated as string data and filter by the related operators (is present, equals, not present, contains etc). Please see a screenshot of the existing operators available for custom tags via the Instana Analytics Dashboard UI :current_custom_tag_operators.png
However, the value contained in the tag is not always a string, and in some cases contains numeric data. To improve the analytics and filtering capabilities of such data, it would be useful to be able to create custom traces that contain numeric tags such that numerical logical operators like GREATER THAN and LESS THAN may be used to filter and analyze custom trace tags.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 9, 2022

    This is an important feature for those migrating from New Relic.

  • Admin
    Henning Treu
    Nov 9, 2022

    We set this to "Future consideration" because we think it is a valuable extension to the product. However this is low priority and I am not sure this will see the light of day within 12 to 18 months.


    Henning Treu - Product Manager Application Perspectives