With NRQL, you can query any of the default event data being reported by New Relic, plus any custom events and attributes you’ve added.
NRQL syntax is comparable to ANSI SQL:
SELECT function(attribute) [AS 'label'][, ...] FROM event [WHERE attribute [comparison] [AND|OR ...]][AS 'label'][, ...] [FACET attribute | function(attribute)] [LIMIT number] [SINCE time] [UNTIL time] [WITH TIMEZONE timezone] [COMPARE WITH time] [TIMESERIES time]
NRQL queries can be as simple as fetching rows of data in a raw tabular form to inspect individual events:
-- Fetch a list of New Relic Browser PageView events SELECT * FROM PageView
NRQL queries can also do extremely powerful calculations before the data is presented to you, such as crafting funnels based on the way people actually use your website:
-- See how many users visit, signup, browse and purchase from your site as a funnel SELECT funnel(session, WHERE pageUrl='http://www.demotron.com/' AS 'Visited Homepage', WHERE pageUrl='http://www.demotron.com/signup' AS 'Signed Up', WHERE pageUrl='http://www.demotron.com/browse' AS 'Browsed Items', WHERE pageUrl='http://www.demotron.com/checkout' AS 'Made Purchase') FROM PageView SINCE 12 hours ago
Using NRQL, you can customize your New Relic experience by crafting diverse dashboards in New Relic Insights that show your data from multiple angles. These dashboards can be shared with technical and non-technical stakeholders alike.
To learn how to query and narrow a large data store by a specific parameter, watch the tutorial on Filtering queries with NRQL.
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For examples of integrations and other technologies, see our GitHub repo.