An error record represents one error event,
captured by Elastic APM agents within one service.
It is identified by a unique ID.
An error event contains at least
information about the original
exception that occured
or information about a
log that was created when the exception occured.
Both the captured
exception and the captured
log of an error can contain
stack trace information,
helpful for debugging an error.
culprit of an error gives some information about the origin of the error.
An error can be mapped to the transaction during which it happened,
An event’s context bundles information regarding the environment in which it is recorded.
It describes the
service in which the event is captured,
system in which the monitored service is running and the event’s
It can also contain information about the authenticated
An event’s context can also include information about the request leading to the event and the response of processing the event.
In case a http request is captured, it contains information about the
The agents provide some configuration options with which the users can also capture customized information.
The non-indexed information is captured within a
while the searchable information is stored within
Read more about how an error document is indexed in Elasticsearch.