Data feed API features and notes

The Data Feed API supports a broad range of available Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring data sets.

The API can emit an extended data set for MOBILE tests.

The API supports a request mode for eliciting data sets which correspond to samples which have been reclassified as “data cuts” in the system. Data cut requests are supported across all available response models.

Data cut information can be elicited for any series of cut events occurring within the last four days.

The API supports a request mode to cause the data service to reinterpret the requested time range as a platform arrival time rather than the current interpretation as test acquisition time. This allows clients greater flexibility for use cases which must take into account latencies within the Dynatrace Portal.

A companion schema document for the response payload is available.

Backward compatibility of responses

Responses from the 4.0 and later versions of the service are not backward compatible with the earlier versions of the service. While many of the low level element attributes are preserved, many of the containing element names have changed. Specifically, the legacy element name TEST was specialized to better inform the response model being used:

TXTEST

Indicates a Transaction Test Response element emanating from Backbone, Last Mile, Private Peer, or Mobile Systems.

TXTIMEGROUP

Indicates a Transaction Test Time Group Response element emanating from Backbone-based transactions.

DATACUT

Indicates a Data Cut Sample element emanating from Backbone, Last Mile, Private Peer or Mobile Systems.

MESSAGE

Indicates a general purposes messaging element.