To understand your New Relic-stored data better, see Data types.
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.
Access your data easily on one.newrelic.com: Click the Browse data dropdown menu and select the data type (metrics, events, logs, and traces) you want to explore.
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.
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.
For more on New Relic APIs, see Intro to New Relic APIs.