You can correlate page and Ajax requests with business transactions.The correlation is made between instances of page/Ajax requests (browser snapshots) and instances of business transactions (transaction snapshots).
How Browser Application Network Requests Are Correlated
When an end user requests a page from your browser app:
- The App Agent:
- aggregates backend metrics and sends them along with the business transaction identifiers to the Controller. This serves as the content for the transaction snapshot.
The Controller fetches the metrics and business transaction identifiers from the EUM Server. These business transaction identifiers are then used to correlate the browser snapshot with the transaction snapshots.
View Business Transactions Correlated with Browser Applications
There are several ways to navigate from a browser snapshot to its correlated business transaction. The following steps show you one possible way.
- From the Browser App Dashboard, click Browser Snapshots.
- Click Filters and check the Server Snapshot Exists checkbox.
- You should now only see browser snapshots that have transaction snapshots as seen below:
- Double-click one of the browser snapshots to open the Browser Snapshot Details dialog containing a transaction snapshot.
- You can then click links in the transaction snapshot or transaction snapshot itself to view corresponding pages in APM.
Get Complete Timing Data for Correlated Business Transactions
To get the full real execution time for correlated business transactions, your injection method may need to write the
JS_FOOTER variable to your page. Manual injection gives the server-side agent the ability to write data only to the header of the page as it is being constructed by your web application.
It is possible that complete business-transaction timing information is not available at the moment that the header data is written. Using the footer allows the server-side agent to write timing data at the footer of the page, by which time a fuller picture of business transaction timing may be available.
You can write the
JS_FOOTER data variable into the footer of a web page using the following techniques:
- If you use automatic injection for the injecting into the
headelement, you automatically get an injection into the footer as well.
- If you use manual injection for the
headelement, for applications built on Java platforms you can use assisted injection to inject into the footer. Or for applications built on Java servlet or ASP.NET platforms, you can use assisted injection using attribute injection.
If you cannot add the
JS_FOOTER variable to your page, the timing shown for correlated business transactions may be the average response time for that transaction rather than the real execution time for that specific page.
Avoid Tagging Cookies with the HttpOnly Flag
HttpOnly is set on these cookies, no server-side correlation information can be transmitted. Thus, make sure that your server does not set the
HttpOnly flag on any cookies prefixed with ADRUM.
If you want to securely transmit cookies, use HTTPS. The app agent sets the
secure flag if the originating base page is loaded over HTTPS.
These can be turned off, but that would prevent correlation from working for base pages unless the customer changes the page source code to use footer injection.