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Defining a correlation ID

You can add a correlation ID to your traffic and then track your sequence by the correlation ID's presence in the traffic data.

  1. In the NAM Console, open Deployment ► Manage devices.

  2. For the NAM Probe on which you want to track the traffic, select Open configuration.

  3. In User-Defined Software Services, select or create a software service, then right-click in the Rules section to edit or add a rule for that software service.

  4. In Edit Rule, select the URL Monitoring tab.

    A correlation ID must be defined on the URL level. There is no option to created it on the software service level.

  5. In the URL definitions list, right-click and Open the URL entry for which you will define a correlation ID.

  6. In Configure Monitored URL, select the Dimensions, Metrics, Attributes tab.

  7. Right-click and Add to open the Dimensions, Metrics, Attributes screen.

  8. Set Choose how value should be reported to Correlation Id.

  9. Set Choose where to search for a value to define where to search: in the request (URL, body, header, or parameters) or response (body or header).

  10. In Apply following search and transformation rules, right-click and Add.

  11. In Search or transformation rule definition, set Search or transformation type to the type of search you want to use and provide the relevant search parameters.

    This could be a simple text phrase search or a complicated regex or something defined specifically for the type of traffic you are examining.

    Note: Reporting a correlation ID increases the number of entries in data files. Make sure your definition isn't so broad that it increases the size of your data too much.

  12. Save and publish your changes.

See Operation sequence overview for how to use a correlation ID in your operation sequences.