Transaction Metrics on Alerts and Dashboards

You can show metrics from transaction tests on alerts and dashboards, including custom marker timings and specific error types or messages. You can also surface errors on specific pages by page name, or error text. See Creating and Editing Alert Rules and Working with the Dashboard for general information on alerts and dashboards.

Alerts for Transaction Tests

You can create alert rules for transaction tests on the Alert Rules page, as shown below:

To create an alert rule that is related to one or more transaction tests:

  1. Choose Alerts > Alert Rules and go to the Cloud & Enterprise Agents tab.

  2. Click Add New Alert Rule.

  3. On the Settings tab, choose an Alert Type of Web, and then choose Transaction.

  4. Choose a descriptive rule name that matches the rule’s intention.

  5. Choose the tests and agents to associate with this alert rule.

  6. Under Alert Conditions, choose options for Pages, Markers/Asserts, or Transaction. For example, you can choose a marker by name and alert if that marker’s duration is over a specified number of milliseconds. Add one or more alert conditions as desired.

  7. Click Create New Alert Rule.

After configuring the alert, you can show that alert on a dashboard as well, along with other test metrics.

After configuring the alert, you can reference it in dashboards and reports. For example, set up a dashboard widget for marker times or use reports for alert analysis.

Dashboard Widgets and Transaction Tests

You can configure custom dashboard widgets that specify transaction tests as a data source as shown below:

To add transaction test metrics to a custom dashboard, do the following:

  1. Go to Dashboards.

  2. Choose your custom dashboard from the menu at the top of the page.

  3. Click the Add Widget button at the top right.

  4. Choose a widget type, for example Stacked Bar, Alert List, or Map.

  5. Under DATA, specify the following:

    • Data Source: Cloud & Enterprise Agents

    • Category: Web - Transactions

    • Metric: Choose from the metrics, for example marker time or errors

    • Measure: Choose which measure to display, for example standard deviation

  6. Click Save.

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