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.
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.
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.