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Query builder: Basic mode

Use the New Relic One query builder in basic mode to create a chart without having to use NRQL, our querying language. The basic mode helps guides you through a query-creation process. You can choose the source of the raw data, apply filters, and use other techniques to narrow the scope of the data in the chart.

Data type

The query builder basic mode has a Data type selector with two options:

Example of using basic mode

This example shows how to create a chart in basic mode.

When you're finished with your chart, you can add it to a dashboard or share it.

This table contains notes about using basic mode.

Item

Description

Prompts

You can start typing directly in an empty box; a list of items that match the information you type will display.
You can also click on an empty box to view a list of all of the items that are appropriate for the field, based on your earlier choices.

Saving a basic mode data specification

Every time you run a query, that query is saved in the My recent queries dropdown in advanced (NRQL) mode.

Events

Basic mode only supports data for one event and attribute.

If you want to use more than one event and/or attribute, use the SELECT statement in advanced (NRQL) mode.

Shortcuts

Basic mode contains shortcuts that can display more complex events and attributes that aren't generally supported, as in this example (which shows the tooltip for the shortcut).

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Example of the Response time histogram shortcut, showing a tooltip.

Tooltips

Any time you see a dotted line under a term, you can hover over that term to see a tooltip with an explanation of the term.

Narrow by

You can use more than one Narrow by definition in basic mode filter; the conditions will be joined by AND.

The WHERE clause in advanced (NRQL) allows OR in addition to AND.

Important

If your query was started using basic mode and if you make changes to that query using advanced (NRQL) mode, you cannot return to basic mode to edit that query.

Any additional changes may only be made in advanced (NRQL) mode.

For more help

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources:

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