Azure Core Tracing OpenCensus client library for Python - version 1.0.0b8

Getting started

Install the opencensus python for Python with pip:

pip install azure-core-tracing-opencensus --pre

Now you can use opencensus for Python as usual with any SDKs that is compatible with azure-core tracing. This includes (not exhaustive list), azure-storage-blob, azure-keyvault-secrets, azure-eventhub, etc.

Key concepts

  • You don't need to pass any context, SDK will get it for you
  • The opencensus threading plugin is installed with this package


There is no explicit context to pass, you just create your usual opencensus and tracer and call any SDK code that is compatible with azure-core tracing. This is an example using Azure Monitor exporter, but you can use any exporter (Zipkin, etc.).

from import AzureExporter

from opencensus.trace.tracer import Tracer
from opencensus.trace.samplers import AlwaysOnSampler

from import BlobServiceClient

exporter = AzureExporter(
    instrumentation_key="uuid of the instrumentation key (see your Azure Monitor account)"

tracer = Tracer(exporter=exporter, sampler=AlwaysOnSampler())
with tracer.span(name="MyApplication") as span:
    client = BlobServiceClient.from_connection_string('connectionstring')
    client.delete_container('mycontainer')  # Call will be traced


This client raises exceptions defined in Azure Core.

Next steps

More documentation on OpenCensus configuration can be found on the OpenCensus website


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