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

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

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

Question:

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

Environment:
Current ASM release
Answer:

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              1.2.3.4          4
 8/16/2016 4:28:31  4:29:31   Test HTTPS     https               1             Service Temporarily Unavailable 503     0        r3             1.2.3.4          0
 8/16/2016 4:29:45  4:30:16   Test HTTPS     https               1             OK                                              0        0        n4             1.2.3.4          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.