Multidimensional analysis

The Multidimensional analysis view enables you to analyze web requests of your services with fine-tuned filtering, so you can focus your analysis on the dimensions that matter most. This view is easily configurable and serves as a convenient entry point for in-depth analysis of your services.

To access the Multidimensional analysis page

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, select Multidimensional analysis.
  2. Select Create analysis view.

Configure view

The Configure view pane offers multiple filtering capabilities. The view updates automatically as you change the parameters.

Parameter Description
Metric The metric to be analyzed.
Aggregation How the metric values are aggregated. Available aggregations depend on the selected metric.
Split mode

How dimensions specified in Split by dimension are treated.

  • Split by services—each dimension is displayed separately for each service.
  • Merge by services—same dimensions from different services are merged into one.
Split by dimension

A list of dimensions by which the requests are split.

You can specify several dimensions. Place your cursor in the input field to see the available options. The requests are split by dimension in the specified order.

Filter requests

Filter the requests to be included to the view. Place your cursor in the input field to see the available options.

Criteria of the same type are grouped by OR logic. Criteria of different types are grouped by AND logic.


Top web requests

The chart shows the top 15 dimensions (all other dimensions are aggregated into a single dimension) and the table beneath contains up to 85 more dimensions, bringing the total number of chartable dimensions to 100. The view instantly adapts to the changes you make in the Configure view pane.

The Actions column of the table contains the filter button Filter, which filters the view to the specified dimension, and the menu button drill, which provides quick access to further analysis options and the Exception details view.

Save view

Once the view is configured, you can save it for quick access in the future. Just select Save view and provide a name.

Dynatrace provides several views out of the box:

Calculated service metric

You can save the configured view as a calculated service metric, which you can use just like any other Dynatrace metric, for example for charting or data export via API.


Only new data is written to the calculated metric. Retrospective data is not added.

To create a calculated service metric from a multidimensional analysis view

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, select Multidimensional analysis.
  2. Select Create analysis view.
  3. Optional Select the management zone. The new metric will be restricted to data from this zone.
  4. Configure the view. Find the description of available options in the Configure view section above.
  5. In the View pane, select Create metric.
    Create calculated metric
  6. Specify the name for the metric. The name is added to the metric key automatically.
  7. Optional If needed, customize the metric key. Note: once a metric is created, you can't change its key.
  8. Optional If you want to fine-tune your metric, select Advanced options to configure additional parameters of the metric. For details, see Calculated metrics for services.
  9. Select Create metric.