Tracing Fieldsedit

Distributed tracing makes it possible to analyze performance throughout a microservice architecture all in one view. This is accomplished by tracing all of the requests - from the initial web request in the front-end service - to queries made through multiple back-end services.

Unlike most field sets in ECS, the tracing fields are not nested under the field set name. In other words, the correct field name is, not, and so on.

Tracing Field Detailsedit

Field Description Level

Unique identifier of the span within the scope of its trace.

A span represents an operation within a transaction, such as a request to another service, or a database query.

type: keyword

example: 3ff9a8981b7ccd5a


Unique identifier of the trace.

A trace groups multiple events like transactions that belong together. For example, a user request handled by multiple inter-connected services.

type: keyword

example: 4bf92f3577b34da6a3ce929d0e0e4736


Unique identifier of the transaction within the scope of its trace.

A transaction is the highest level of work measured within a service, such as a request to a server.

type: keyword

example: 00f067aa0ba902b7