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

Before Starting

To apply the configuration for a new information point for .NET and JVM 1.5 applications, you will need to restart the application server. Before starting, make sure that you have the ability to restart the application while minimizing user impact.

In the Controller UI, you need to be logged in as a user with Configure Information Points permissions. See Roles and Permissions for more information. 

Create an Information Point from a Transaction Snapshot

An easy way to create an information point is from the call graph of a transaction snapshot that includes the method.

When you find an invocation of the method in the call graph, right click it and select the option for configuring instrumentation on this class/method.  

An information point is created from your selection. 

Manually Create and Manage Information Points

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

When creating an information point, you need to 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 the equivalent information on configuring data collectors on Data Collectors. Information points are evaluated following execution of the method on which they are placed. Any match conditions therefore apply to the state of the data at that time. 

To collect business metrics from the method, add a custom metric for the information point. The custom metric configuration settings let you specify the data to collect as the business metric.