Public and private notes

You can add public or private notes to charts on any page in the New Relic user interface.

  • Public notes can be viewed by anyone.
  • Private notes can be viewed only by individuals who have access to your account.

The text editor supports some standard Markdown codes, including surrounding words with an asterisk (*) to make them bold or surrounding them with an underscore (_) to make them italic.

Add a note

The Notes function appears when you mouse over the chart or map. To create a note:

  1. Mouse over the chart or map.
  2. Select Add to note.
  3. Type your comments, then select the option to create a new note or append it to an existing one.
  4. To append the note, select your choice from the dropdown.
  5. To return to the page, select Save and close. Or, to select additional options to edit, share, or delete the note, select Save and go to note.

To add a note to a chart or map in New Relic's user interface, mouse over the chart, then select Add to note.

The note automatically appears when you select Save and go to note. The background of the chart changes to green to indicate the presence of a note and the time period viewed when the note was created. The text of the note appears when mousing over the green indicator.

The chart's background will be green to indicate the note and time period.

When zoomed out, the green background continues to show the duration of time for which the note was set. Mousing over the indicator displays the note text.

The green background will scale down as you zoom out

View the note

To view a list of all notes: From, select Tools > Notes.

Edit, share or delete the note

To edit, share or delete a note: From, select Tools > Notes and select the appropriate note.

After a note is saved, you can edit, share, or delete it.

By default, the note is private when you first save it. It will only be visible to people with access to the account. Additional options include:

  • Making the note public through the user interface by selecting Publish
  • Sharing the note through Lighthouse, Pivotal Tracker, or JIRA 5 by selecting the appropriate option.
  • Emailing the note to a list of recipients that you select by selecting Share this note
  • Editing the note's title or comments by selecting the pencil icon next to the note title or comment
  • Editing the title of the chart, table, or map by selecting the pencil icon next to the chart title
  • Viewing the chart, table, or map within the context of its page, by mousing over the chart and selecting View graph with context
  • Deleting the note by selecting the Delete [trash can icon] icon

To edit or share other notes: From, select Tools > Notes.

Delete a note

To delete a note from the list of notes:

  1. From, select Tools > Notes
  2. Select the note's Delete [trash can icon] icon, then confirm.

For more help

Additional documentation resources include:

  • Standard page functions (a summary of standard New Relic UI features and links to more detailed information)
  • Ticketing integrations (setting up and filing Atlassian JIRA issues, Lighthouse tickets, or Pivotal Tracker stories from transaction traces, errors, and notes in New Relic)

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