When Exporting Raw Data in ASM, what does the "Type" Column Represent?

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App Synthetic Monitor provides a data export mechanism under the Reports --> Download page to export data on a raw, hourly, or daily frequency.


When I export the log on a Monitor, I see values under the "Type" column.  What do these values represent?

Current ASM release

The "Type" will report one of five values which represent the reason the check was run by ASM.

     For example, a check of type 0 is a normally scheduled check and of type 2 corresponds to a second opinion check when an error occurs.

     Here are the valid values:

 0 = A normal check.
 1 = An extra check (triggered via API call or an advanced monitor test check, etc.)
 2 = A second opinion check when an error occurs.
 3 = A check that occurs while the monitor is in maintenance.
 4 = A final check (triggered by an error not requiring second opinion check).
 5 = A check reporting an internal error from your OPMS checkpoint. (Meaning the OPMS was not able to run the check.)

 Here is a sample output from a raw data export (The Resolve, Connect, Processing, Total and Download size columns were omitted to simplify the output.):

 Date         Start       End         Monitor name  Monitor type    Repeat     Error description                       Code   Alerts  Location    Resolved IP   Type
 8/16/2016 4:28:18  4:29:18   Test DNS        dns                 1             Not matched                             9501   0        it              4
 8/16/2016 4:28:31  4:29:31   Test HTTPS     https               1             Service Temporarily Unavailable 503     0        r3             0
 8/16/2016 4:29:45  4:30:16   Test HTTPS     https               1             OK                                              0        0        n4             2

 In the first example, Test DNS, the monitor reports a "Not Matched" error. Since DNS monitors do not make second opinion checks, the error is considered final and  type 4 is reported. In the second example, Test HTTPS, the monitor initially reports a HTTP 503 error for its normal schedule check.

  A second opinion check of type 2 is then launched to validate this error, but further issues are found.

Additional Information:

For more information on ASM, see https://docops.ca.com/ca-asm. As always, please contact CA Technologies Support if having further questions.