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How does Dynatrace determine a call is synthetic? Is there an option to extend this functionality to non-Dynatrace synthetic providers?

gsohal6
Newcomer

How does Dynatrace determine a call is synthetic?

Is there an option to extend this functionality to non-Dynatrace synthetic providers? Meaning, is Dynatrace able to pick up external synthetic providers?

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silvia_moreno_u
Advisor

Hi!

Though I cannot answer how Dynatrace determines that a call is synthetic, there are two options depending of your use case:

  • If you would need to have external synthetic providers because you want to run tests from private locations you should know there is an upcoming feature (EAP now) that will allow you to do just that.
  • If you just want to use your synthetic provider because of personal preference, you could always leverage on Request Attributes to mark their requests as synthetic, and that way you could chart their results separately, etc. It would never be fully supported as far as I know (it would never be marked as synthetic in Dynatrace) but you could divide the data quite nicely based on the attributes.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Silvia