Use Tracepoints

With tracepoints you can get more control over the trace sampling that Tideways uses to filter up to your traces / minute license limit. This allows you to collect a lot more traces of the parts in your project that you are currently interested in.

Select one or multiple transactions and optionally add more filter criteria based on the request, and Tideways will sample traces matching the Tracepoint rules with higher preference.

Examples of Tracepoint rules that you could run on your project include:

  • Keeping all traces of a specific URL that is slow

  • Keeping all error traces with an HTTP 500 status code on a specific endpoint

  • Keeping all traces of a customer’s subdomain, ""

The following video gives a short introduction to Tracepoints and how they work:

To use Tracepoints, drill down into a transaction of your project, then click Boost Traces. Then, fill out and submit the "Configure Tracepoint to Boost Traces" form with your filter criteria and notification preferences.

Click the Traces entry in the main navigation on top to see a list of all active and recently completed traces of your project:


You can also send notification summaries via email or Slack, when a trace is completed, so that you can immediately dive into the data:


License Limitations

Tracepoints are only available to projects with "Basic", "Standard" or "Pro" licenses, with the following limitations:


Maximum Duration of Boost

Maximum Concurrent Boosts


1 hour



24 hours



24 hours


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