You sent metric data points to the Metric API, and are not seeing what you expect when querying the data. Use the following checklist to determine the root cause:
- Make sure you are querying the data correctly.
- Check the HTTP status codes returned by the API. Issues like authorization failures can be diagnosed with HTTP status codes.
- Query your account for
NrIntegrationErrorevents. New Relic's ingestion endpoints are asynchronous, meaning the endpoint verifies the payload after it returns the HTTP response. If any issues occur while verifying your payload, then an
NrIntegrationErrorevent will be created in your account. New Relic also uses
NrIntegrationErrorevents to notify customers when various rate limits have been reached.
View error details
To view details about the errors, run this NRQL query:
SELECT count(*) FROM NrIntegrationError WHERE newRelicFeature ='Metrics' facet category, message limit 100 since 24 hours ago
category indicates the type of error and the
message provides more detailed information about the error. If the
rateLimit, then you should also examine the
rateLimitType field for more information on the type of rate limiting.
|Category||rateLimitType||Description and solution|
There is an issue with the JSON payload. These include JSON syntax errors, attribute names, or values that are too long.
||You are sending too many datapoints per minute. If you get this error, you can either send data less frequently, or submit an email to
This means you have an attribute with a high number of unique values, like
||Too many requests per minute are being sent. To resolve this, put more datapoints in each request, and send them less frequently.|
Match errors to ingested payloads
NrIntegrationError event is created as a result of a syntax issue with the HTTP request payload, then the event contains the attributes
apiKeyPrefixmatches the first 6 characters of the API key used to send the data.
requestIdsent in the HTTP response.
To view these fields, run this NRQL query:
SELECT message, apiKeyPrefix, requestId FROM NrIntegrationError limit 100
To verify a specific
requestId, run this NRQL query:
SELECT * FROM NrIntegrationError where requestId ='REQUEST_ID'
Programmatically retrieve NrIntegrationError events
To programmatically retrieve these errors:
- Ensure you have an Insights query API key (go to insights.newrelic.com > Manage data > API keys).
Create an HTTP request as shown below:
If your account hosts data in the EU data center, ensure you're using the proper API endpoints for EU region accounts.
curl -H "Accept: application/json" -H "X-Query-Key:YOUR_API_KEY_HERE" "https://insights-api.newrelic.com/v1/accounts/YOUR_ACCONT_HERE/query?nrql=SELECT%20*%20FROM%20NrIntegrationError%20where%20newRelicFeature='Metrics'"