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Feature to enable ad-hoc tracing on all calls to a specific Url request for a limited period of time.

Once there is a performance issue or error noticed it can be difficult to catch a traced request.  Trace all requests for a given URL would likely need to shut itself off after a period of time to not impose performance issues with the app (I would think an hour).

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  • Aug 3 2018
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    Guest commented
    August 03, 2018 16:09

    Amendment: Hard to catch a trace in the specific instance if it is intermittent or just a certain user experiencing an issue.

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    Guest commented
    August 14, 2018 13:37

    Can you re-title the Idea:

    Feature to enable ad-hoc tracing on all calls to a specific Url request for a limited period of time.

    I'm curious if this is realistically possible. Do you know any tools that do this sort of thing?

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    Guest commented
    August 14, 2018 13:45

    This feature is very similar to my request for User drilldown.

     

    https://ideas.stackify.com/ideas/RM-I-25

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    August 22, 2018 22:00

    Fiddler does it for all HTTP requests but only traces information in the HTTP packet.  New Relic says that marking something as a key transaction changes the probability of tracing: https://docs.newrelic.com/docs/apm/transactions/transaction-traces/configure-transaction-traces#key-txns "If you want to make it more likely a key transaction would generate transaction traces, lower its Apdex T value."