Dynatrace SaaS release notes version 1.222

Data explorer is now in GA release

The Data explorer is now in GA release and is the recommended Dynatrace charting tool.

  • In the Dynatrace menu, go to Explore data to open the Data explorer.
  • Custom charting has been removed from the Dynatrace menu. To navigate to custom charting, go to Explore data in the Dynatrace menu and select Switch to old charts. You can still pin a custom chart tile to a dashboard, but this functionality is deprecated.
  • The dashboard tile catalog in the dashboard editor now offers Data explorer visualizations, not the custom chart tile.

If you have custom charts:

  • Custom chart tiles display a deprecation warning to users with dashboard editing permission.
  • When viewing a custom chart, you have the option to view the chart in the Data explorer. Dynatrace creates a best-effort migration of the custom chart; some limitations apply. You can then save the migrated chart to replace the existing custom chart tile. For migration details, see Migration from custom charts.

OpenTelemetry trace ingest is now in GA release

OpenTelemetry trace ingest is now in GA release. For more information, see Ingest OpenTelemetry trace data.

Metrics API: dimension keys

The Metrics API v2 no longer supports legacy dimension keys in metric selectors. Use dt.entity.<entity_type>, not <entity_type>. For example, for a host dimension, use dt.entity.host, not Host. For more information, see Metric ingestion protocol.

Events during maintenance windows

Events that were created during a maintenance window that suppresses problem creation are now shown in the event pages and are available through the Events API.

AWS DynamoDB tagging

You can now tag the AWS DynamoDB tables using automated, rule-based tagging.

Security-monitoring rules

You can now define custom security-monitoring rules for Application Security.

Billing for browser monitors without user actions

Successful browser monitor visits without user actions now write availability data and are billed accordingly.

Custom Davis events now consume DDUs

Ingestion of custom Davis events now results in the consumption of Davis data units because they require more processing and analytical power than built-in event ingestion. Events that impact DDU consumption are marked in the Dynatrace web UI on the configuration page (Settings > Log Monitoring > Log events) and in API documentation.

Consumption of custom traces via the Trace API

Custom traces are licensed on the basis of ingestion of spans (a span is a single operation within a trace). Spans ingested via the Dynatrace Trace API consume DDUs.

Unified analysis for Kubernetes

The overview pages for Kubernetes namespaces, workloads, and pods now offer a customizable unified analysis view that collects all relevant information regarding namespaces, workloads, and pods in one place.

Dynatrace API

To learn about changes to the Dynatrace API in this release, see Dynatrace API changelog version 1.222.

Resolved issues

Cluster Saas (Build 1.222.68)

19 total resolved issues


  • Fixed an issue in which the page scrolled down when selecting a category on the "User sessions" page. (APM-306153)
  • On the "User sessions" page, the "Apply filters" button is now hidden unless a filter is selected, but the banner is still visible in the mobile view to enable users to select the "Back" button. (APM-306154)
  • User-related filters are now removed when navigating from "User sessions" page to user details page or session details page. (APM-307692)
  • Improved correlation of redirected web requests to RUM user actions. (APM-310820)
  • Fixed an issue in which the screen orientation for the "User sessions query" page was always portrait for mobile apps. (APM-305278)
  • Fixed an error condition that occurred in top list and pie chart tiles when the last dimension value was null. (APM-307197)


  • The number of recipients for an email integration configuration has been limited to 50. (APM-310589)
  • Fixed an issue in which breadcrumbs of an entity details page crashed after selecting in the legacy Edge application. (APM-310251)
  • Fixed an issue in which users with only one management zone permission couldn't create calculated metrics for web applications. (APM-309322)
  • Fixed an issue in which renaming a monitored entity via the web UI caused the entity to appear in recent timeframes that don't align with the entity's last monitored timestamp. (APM-309793)

Cloud Automation

  • It is now possible to create an SLO for a non-existing monitoring entity. (APM-311173)


  • Fixed the order of dimensions in dashboard tiles and "Data explorer" charts. (APM-307926)
  • Resolved issue in which members of a user group could not pin Data explorer charts to dashboards shared with edit rights to that user group. (APM-310207)
  • Fixed an issue in which the validation didn't run while uploading a JSON to dashboard JSON editor. (APM-310205)


  • Fixed rare issue that caused OneAgent extension for AWS Lambda to receive incorrect 401 response during ActiveGate startup. (APM-310206)

Problem detection and notifications

  • Fixed an issue causing unrelated problems to merge. (APM-309278)

Synthetic monitoring

  • Fixed the issue in which private synthetic locations number was not counted while checking condition to display validation message. (APM-310102)
  • Added missing availability average to "All locations" tooltip for Synthetic monitors. (APM-308761)

Transactions and services

  • Fixed an issue in which the preview for request attributes crashed on certain post-processing inputs that resulted in a non-match. (APM-309646)

Update 78 (1.222.78)

This is a cumulative update that includes all previously released updates for the 1.222 release.


  • Fixed an issue in which StatsD disabled itself on the host after some minutes. (APM-314325)