You can share the URL from the different views in Lightstep Observability (Trace, Explorer, etc.), and users will be taken into Lightstep Observability to that view. If you integrate with Slack, you can post a URL for an Explorer query, a Stream, or a Trace view in Slack and members can see a preview of that data directly in the channel.
Read on to see the different ways you can share Lightstep Observability views with your teammates.
Share Change Intelligence
Change Intelligence maps metric deviations with changes in performance reported by your trace data to determine what in your system caused any deviations. Change Intelligence uses trace data from your service instrumentation to determine up and downstream dependencies and then find changes in that path that happened at the same time as the metric deviation. When you share the URL, other users can see and work with Change Intelligence using the exact data that you used.
You can share a specific correlation by clicking the Share button.
When users click the link, they are directed to that correlation, highlighted in blue.
Or, click the Share button at the top of the page to share a link to the entire page.
Share a notebook
Notebooks allow you to run ad hoc queries and add notes to help in an investigation. When you share a notebook’s URL, other users can view and, depending on their user role, edit and add to the notebook.
Only users with Admin or Member roles can edit another user’s notebook.
To share a notebook, click the Share button and copy the link.
When someone adds a chart or note to a notebook, you will need to refresh your page to see any additions/changes.
Share a snapshot
Snapshots provide a view into saved data that you can share with other Lightstep Observability users. When you share a Snapshot, the user can work with the exact data in the same way that you did. When the user click’s the link, the query is run using the data from the Snapshot (instead of live data).
To share a Snapshot, access the Snapshot in the Explorer view, click Share.
If you’ve set up an integration with Slack, when you post the URL in a channel, a preview of the histogram is shown, instead of just the URL.
Share a trace view
The URL for a Trace view maintains the exact span and trace ID, so when shared, the user sees the exact trace data that you saw.
To share a trace, access the Trace and click Share.
If you’ve set up an integration with Slack, when you post the URL in a channel, a preview of that trace, along with important information is shown, instead of just the URL.
Share a service regression view
To share this view, begin your investigation from the Deploy tab of the Service Directory and from the RCA (root cause analysis) view, click the Share button.
Share a dashboard
You can share dashboards by copying and pasting the URL from your browser. The URL for a dashboard includes the time period, so that time period is maintained when you share that URL.
Share a Stream
To share a Stream, click the Share button to copy a shortened URL.
Streams are time-series views for saved queries that are updated continuously. The URL includes the time period selected for the stream, as well as any other filtering you may have done. Copy and paste, and the user will see what you saw, although the Stream will have been updated to show the latest data.
If you’ve set up an integration with Slack, when you post the URL in a channel, a preview of the Stream is shown, instead of just the URL.
If you want to embed a Stream in another app, instead of using the URL, follow these instructions.