Can I override default settings for services?

You can modify service settings both globally—across all services—or for individual services.

How to define service settings globally

Go to Settings > Service detection to find settings for capturing web requests, database calls, and custom services. These settings define rules that apply to all services detected in your system.

With service-detection settings you can:

  • Instruct Dynatrace to recognize databases that appear with different names or addresses as the same database.
  • Define entry points (a method, class, or interface) for custom services that don't use standard protocols.

The Settings pages provide enough information to guide you, but if you run into difficulties don't hesitate to contact us at

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How to define individual service settings

Click Edit on the toolbar of any service page to modify settings for that service.

With individual service settings you can:

  • Fine tune HTTP error detection rules (in Error detection ).
    You can specify custom HTTP error codes that your application to signal failed service calls. Dynatrace marks all service calls that respond with these HTTP error codes&emdash;or that are exited via code level exceptions&emdash;as failed.
    You can also configure how sensitive Dynatrace should be to 404 HTTP errors (broken links).
  • When some service calls in your application are exited via exceptions and are still successful you can make them invisible to Dynatrace. You can define exception classes or patterns that don’t indicate failed service calls (in Error detection ).
  • Switch off unwanted alerts about response time degradations, failure rate increases or changes in load behavior (in Anomaly detection ).
  • Edit the default display names of services and add descriptions to improve tracking (in Naming and Web request naming ).