Applications detection rules API - POST a rule

Creates a new application detection rule.

The request consumes and produces an application/json payload.

  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/config/v1/applicationDetectionRules
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}


Parameter Type Description In Required
body ApplicationDetectionRuleConfig

JSON body of the request containing definition of the new application detection rule.

You must neither specify ID nor order of the rule.

body optional
position string

By default, the new rule will be inserted in an appropriate spot. To customize the ordering of the new rule, set to PREPEND to prepend it to the list, APPEND to append it.

The position element can hold these values.
query optional

The ApplicationDetectionRuleConfig object

Element Type Description Required
metadata ConfigurationMetadata

Metadata useful for debugging.

id string

The unique ID of the rule.

When adding a new rule, you can either specify your own ID, or don't specify anything, in that case the ID will be generated automatically.

order string

The order string. Sorting application detection rules alphabetically by their order string determines their relative ordering.

Typically this is managed by Dynatrace internally and will not be present in GET responses.

applicationIdentifier string

The identifier of the application, for example APPLICATION-4A3B43. You must use an existing ID.

filterConfig ApplicationFilter

Defines how to identify an application.


The ApplicationFilter object

Defines how to identify an application.

Element Type Description Required
pattern string

The string to look for.

applicationMatchType string

Defines the matching rule.

The applicationMatchType element can hold these values.
applicationMatchTarget string

Defines where to look for the string.

The applicationMatchTarget element can hold these values.

The ConfigurationMetadata object

Metadata useful for debugging

Element Type Description Required
configurationVersions integer[]

A Sorted list of the version numbers of the configuration.

clusterVersion string

Dynatrace server version.


Possible values

Possible values for the position element:


Possible values for the applicationMatchTarget element in the ApplicationFilter object:

  • URL

Possible values for the applicationMatchType element in the ApplicationFilter object:


Response format

The EntityShortRepresentation object

The short representation of a Dynatrace entity.

Element Type Description
id string

The ID of the Dynatrace entity.

name string

The name of the Dynatrace entity.

description string

A short description of the Dynatrace entity.

Validate payload

We recommend that you validate the payload before submitting it with an actual request. A response code of 204 indicates a valid payload.

The request consumes an application/json payload.

  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/config/v1/applicationDetectionRules/validator
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}

Response codes

Code Description
204 Validated. The submitted configuration is valid. Response does not have a body.
400 Failed. The input is invalid.