Add span attributes manually


You can add attributes to your spans for more visibility. Attributes can be added to a span at any time before the span is finished.

  • All keys will get a prefix of aspecto.extra

Example: add an attribute to an Express endpoint span

import { setAttribute, setAttributes } from '@aspecto/opentelemetry';

// Express app code

// Specific route   
app.get('/health-check', async (req, res) => {

    // add a single attribute
    const result = setAttribute('foo', 'bar');
    // add multiple attributes
    const result = setAttributes('foo', 'bar');

After a successful run:

Go to Trace Search -> select the relevant trace -> select the span you added attributes to -> click the 'raw data' tab.

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