Uninstall (remove) the C SDK

Follow these procedures as appropriate to temporarily disable the C SDK in your app's code library or to remove it completely.

Write instrumentation you can disable

As a C library that provides direct access to the New Relic API, the C SDK cannot be turned on or off directly. However, you can write your code for the SDK so that a quick recompile and deploy can enable or disable your instrumentation.

One approach is to use an #ifdef macro. By surrounding all your instrumentation in #ifdef macros and setting the value of YOURNAMESPACE_NEWRELIC_ENABLED with your build system, you will be able to quickly enable or disable New Relic's instrumentation in your C/C++ based programs by recompiling them and then redeploying the application.

Using #ifdef macros to disable C SDK instrumentation
// replace `YOURNAMESPACE` with something that's unique to
// your company/project to ensure a unique name
int priority = 50;
newrelic_txn_t* txn = newrelic_start_non_web_transaction(app, transaction_name);


if (err) {
newrelic_notice_error(txn, priority, "Meaningful error message", "Error.class");



Uninstall completely

To remove the New Relic's C SDK completely from your app's code library:

  1. Remove the linking to libnewrelic.a in your build system.
  2. Remove all New Relic API calls from your application code.
  3. Recompile and redeploy your application.

For more help

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