What does Request Trace tab signify in vLog?
In the Recent Logs tab, this tab-based section depicts the total time that the API takes to process the request and then return the response. The Request Trace tab displays the time consumption in the form of a horizontal bar chart. Under the Request Trace tab, the dashboard displays the different timeframes that different services and components took to process the API request.
This screen capture displays two bars in the bar chart. The first bar represents the time (89 milliseconds) that the “Authentication” API takes to process the request. The second small bar represents the time that the ESB service takes to process the API request.
When you click a bar in the chart, the dashboard expands and then displays the following:
- Request data that the related API/service processes
- Response data that the related API/service returns
- Request header
- Other data that includes additional parameters
Conclusively, in the Request Trace section, you can observe the low-level service logs related to all services that process the API request.