Apache Skywalking JSON Traces

A breakdown of some of the fields stored to represent a trace in Apache Skywalking.

Apache Skywalking JSON Traces

Understanding Apache Skywalking traces can be confusing to the uninitiated, here we attempt to take a look behind the terminology.  

Here is a description of some of the acronyms, this is a segment duration sample trace:

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Code Meaning
_type Type
_id Unique trace id
_version Trace version
_score Warning score
sgi Segment Id (link to corresponding parent segment)
ai Application ID
sn Service Name
ddt Duration time
dst Start time
det End time
die Is error?
tb Time bucket

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