To understand your New Relic-stored data better, see Data types.
Query data in the UI
Reasons to query your data from the New Relic UI:
- To answer a specific question
- To create a custom chart or dashboard
- To access and navigate your data in a quick, visual way
There are two ways to query data in the New Relic UI: using query languages (New Relic query language or our PromQL-style query language), or using simpler query interfaces that don't require knowledge of how to write a query.
Use NRQL or PromQL-style queries in the UI
There are two ways to write your own queries to retrieve data and build charts:
- Query builder - NRQL mode: query using New Relic query language (NRQL), the same language we use to build most of our UI experiences.
- Query builder - PromQL-style mode: write basic queries using a PromQL-style query.
Query using simple UI interfaces
New Relic One offers several experiences that don't require knowledge of NRQL:
- Data explorer: an intuitive data navigator to create visualizations for events and metrics.
- Query builder (basic mode): a simple, query-less, chart-building experience.
- Distributed tracing query: a specialized UI for querying traces.
- Logs query: a specialized UI for querying New Relic Logs data.
Query data via API
For more on New Relic APIs, see Intro to New Relic APIs.