Is there any way to search or launch a purepath based on the X-dynatrace header?
Here is the header - FW1;-994179442;1653339467;93546;2;1653339467;93546;2.
I know this is different form the response header toggle which is the purepath ID for example - PT=349373;PA=-449064119;RS=ABC ABCD/20141123135437_0.session;SP=ABC ABCD;PS=116033021
Looking at the header element I have tried to use some of the numbers in a purepath search and I can get the RS= which is the session. Any idea on what values these number correlate to? Is there a reference?
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All the attributes together uniquely define a single object request, i.e. a single PurePath.
Name of the dynaTrace Recorded Session that is currently being recorded.
only set when session recording is active
PurePath identifier – The Trace number.
PurePath identifier – The entry point Agent number.
PurePath Server identifier – The Dynatrace Server that captured this PurePath.
System Profile – Set to the active System Profile if manual session recording is not active; i.e., if either continuous session recording or no session recording is active.
For your example you could try this:
You may not need the profile name.
Mike is right, however it would be better to use the first (=entry) PurePath ID from the X-dynaTrace tag, like this: FW1;-994179442;1653339467;93546;2;1653339467;93546;2
reason is that it's simply depending on where you get the dynatrace tag from. if you get it from the rootpath, then the two numbers will be identical, anyway. if you get it from a subpath, then you want to search for the entry PurePath ID, because this one is identifying the whole root path from the very start.
additionally I'm not a 100% sure right now, if you have to provide the SP & RS parameters for the PurePath to be found or if all system profiles/sessions will be searched otherwise. you'd have to try it out.
you could check that "always send DT response header" in the Servlet Sensor properties to have some IDs you could test with.