Tempo documentation Manage Troubleshoot Tempo Tag search
An issue occurs while searching for traces in Grafana Explore. The Service Name and Span Name drop down lists are empty, and there is a
No options found message.
HTTP requests to Tempo query frontend endpoint at
/api/search/tag/service.name/values would respond with an empty set.
The introduction of a cap on the size of tags causes this issue.
max_bytes_per_tag_values_query causes the return of an empty result
when a query exceeds the configured value.
There are two main solutions to this issue:
- Reduce the cardinality of tags pushed to Tempo. Reducing the number of unique tag values will reduce the size returned by a tag search query.
- Increase the
max_bytes_per_tag_values_queryparameter in the overrides block of your Tempo configuration to a value as high as 50MB.
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