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This page describes how to create information points for Java and .NET applications. For PHP-based information points, see PHP Information Points

Before Starting

Ensure that you have the ability to restart the application while minimizing user impact. To apply the configuration for a new information point for .NET and JVM 1.5 applications, you must restart the application server. 

You must be logged in to the Controller as a user with Configure Information Points permissions. See Create and Manage Custom Roles

Create an Information Point from a Transaction Snapshot

You can create an information point from the call graph of a transaction snapshot that includes the method.

When you locate an invocation of the method in the call graph, right-click it and select the option to configure instrumentation on this class or method. Your selection creates an information point 

Create and Manage Information Points Manually

You can create, view, and modify information points on the More > Information Points page. 

To create an information point, you must specify the class and method for which you want to collect information, along with other identifying information. For details on using the UI to configure code matching for an information point, see Data Collectors.

Information points are evaluated based on the execution of the method on which they are placed. Any match conditions apply to the state of the data at that time. 

To collect business metrics from the method, from the Edit Information Point page, select Add to add a custom metric for the information point. You can configure and customize the type of data you want to collect for business metrics. Select Save when you are finished.