With the query builder, you can run queries of your data to create custom charts and other visualizations. You can also build custom dashboards containing multiple charts.
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Modern business systems are a complex maze of data-generating elements. You need an easy, solid way to fetch, analyze, and visualize the never-ending stream of data flowing from your daily working activities.
Use the query builder to:
- Quickly access your data and build customized charts to learn and understand the health of your infrastructure, applications, and other services.
- Add charts to your dashboards to obtain a complete real-time view of the state of your system.
- Share your charts with colleagues or users in just two clicks.
- Get acquainted with querying by using basic mode, then switch to advanced mode to refine your charts using NRQL.
The query builder offers three methods for specifying the data you want to see in a chart:
You can also switch to the Data explorer tab at any time to browse your data and create charts visually, without performing queries.
See Use basic mode for more information about this feature.
You can switch between basic and advanced modes while defining your query in order to:
- customize some of the values.
- learn how NRQL queries are structured using the data you specified in basic mode.
If you build your query in basic mode and update it using advanced mode, you cannot return to basic mode to edit that query. You must make any additional changes in advanced (NRQL) mode.
Once you specify the data you want, your chart is ready to view. Your query automatically runs in basic mode as you make changes to the inputs. If using advanced (NRQL or PromQL-style) mode, run your query.
Once you have built your chart you can:
- Change the type of chart. Based on the data you specified, the query builder selects the chart type that displays your results most effectively. However, you can choose from other available chart types to present your data in the visual format that you want to use.
- Share your chart.
- Add your chart to a dashboard.
If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources:
- Browse the Explorers Hub to get help from the community and join in discussions.
- Find answers on our sites and learn how to use our support portal.
- Run New Relic Diagnostics, our troubleshooting tool for Linux, Windows, and macOS.
- Review New Relic's data security and licenses documentation.