Service metrics API - GET a metric

Gets the descriptor of the specified calculated service metric.

The request produces an application/json payload.

  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/config/v1/calculatedMetrics/service/{metricKey}
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}{metricKey}
  • Environment ActiveGate https://{your-activegate-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/config/v1/calculatedMetrics/service/{metricKey}


To execute this request, you need the Read configuration (ReadConfig) permission assigned to your API token. To learn how to obtain and use it, see Tokens and authentication.


Parameter Type Description In Required
metricKey string

The key of the required calculated service metric.

path required


Refer to JSON models to find all JSON models that depend on the type of the model.

Response codes

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Response body

The CalculatedServiceMetric object

Descriptor of a calculated service metric.

Element Type Description
metadata ConfigurationMetadata
tsmMetricKey string

The key of the calculated service metric.

name string

The displayed name of the metric.

enabled boolean

The metric is enabled (true) or disabled (false).

metricDefinition CalculatedMetricDefinition
unit string

The unit of the metric.

unitDisplayName string

The display name of the metric's unit.

Only applicable when the unit parameter is set to UNSPECIFIED.

entityId string

Restricts the metric usage to the specified service.

This field is mutually exclusive with the managementZones field.

managementZones string[]

Restricts the metric usage to specified management zones.

This field is mutually exclusive with the entityId field.

conditions Condition[]

The set of conditions for the metric usage.

All the specified conditions must be fulfilled to use the metric.

dimensionDefinition DimensionDefinition

The DimensionDefinition object

Parameters of a definition of a calculated service metric.

Element Type Description
name string

The name of the dimension.

dimension string

The dimension value pattern.

You can define custom placeholders in the placeholders field and use them here.

placeholders Placeholder[]

The list of custom placeholders to be used in a dimension value pattern.

topX integer

The number of top values to be calculated.

topXDirection string

How to calculate the topX values.

topXAggregation string

The aggregation of the dimension.

The Placeholder object

The custom placeholder to be used as a naming value pattern.

It enables you to extract a request attribute value or other request attribute and use it in the naming pattern.

Element Type Description
name string

The name of the placeholder. Use it in the naming pattern as {name}.

attribute string

The attribute to extract from. You can only use attributes of the string type.

kind string

The type of extraction.

Defines either usage of regular expression (regex) or the position of request attribute value to be extracted.

When the attribute is SERVICE_REQUEST_ATTRIBUTE attribute and aggregation is COUNT, needs to be set to ORIGINAL_TEXT

delimiterOrRegex string

Depending on the type value:

  • REGEX_EXTRACTION: The regular expression.
  • BETWEEN_DELIMITER: The opening delimiter string to look for.
  • All other values: The delimiter string to look for.
endDelimiter string

The closing delimiter string to look for.

Required if the kind value is BETWEEN_DELIMITER. Not applicable otherwise.

requestAttribute string

The request attribute to extract from.

Required if the kind value is SERVICE_REQUEST_ATTRIBUTE. Not applicable otherwise.

normalization string

The format of the extracted string.

useFromChildCalls boolean

If true request attribute will be taken from a child service call.

Only applicable for the SERVICE_REQUEST_ATTRIBUTE attribute. Defaults to false.

aggregation string

Which value of the request attribute must be used when it occurs across multiple child requests.

Only applicable for the SERVICE_REQUEST_ATTRIBUTE attribute, when useFromChildCalls is true.

For the COUNT aggregation, the kind field is not applicable.

source PropagationSource

The PropagationSource object

Defines valid sources of request attributes for conditions or placeholders.

Element Type Description
managementZone string

Use only request attributes from services that belong to this management zone.. Use either this or serviceTag

serviceTag UniversalTag

The UniversalTag object

Use only request attributes from services that have this tag. Use either this or managementZone

Element Type Description
tagKey UniversalTagKey
value string

The value of the tag. Not applicable to custom tags.

If a tag does have a separate key and value (in the textual representation they are split by the colon ‘:’), this field is set with the actual value. Key-value pairs can occur for automatically imported tags and tags set by rules if extractors are used.

key string

The key of the tag. For custom tags, put the tag value here.

The key allows categorization of multiple tags. It is possible that there are multiple values for a single key which will all be represented as standalone tags. Therefore, the key does not have the semantic of a map key but is more like a key of a key-value tuple. In some cases, for example custom tags, the key represents the actual tag value and the value field is not set – those are called valueless tags.

context string

The origin of the tag, such as AWS or Cloud Foundry. For custom tags use the CONTEXTLESS value.

The context is set for tags that are automatically imported by OneAgent (for example, from the AWS console or environment variables). It’s useful for determining the origin of tags when not manually defined, and it also helps to prevent clashes with other existing tags. If the tag is not automatically imported, CONTEXTLESS set.

The UniversalTagKey object

Element Type Description
context string
key string

The Condition object

A condition of a rule usage.

Element Type Description
attribute string

The attribute to be matched.

Note that for a service property attribute you must use the comparison of the FAST_STRING type.

comparisonInfo ComparisonInfo

The ComparisonInfo object

Type-specific comparison for attributes. The actual set of fields depends on the type of the comparison.

See Service metrics API - JSON models in Dynatrace Documentation for example models of every notification type.

Element Type Description
comparison string

Operator of the comparision. You can reverse it by setting negate to true.

value object

The value to compare to.

values object[]

The values to compare to.

negate boolean

Reverse the comparison operator. For example, it turns equals into does not equal.

type string

Defines the actual set of fields depending on the value. See one of the following objects:

  • STRING -> StringComparisonInfo
  • NUMBER -> NumberComparisonInfo
  • BOOLEAN -> BooleanComparisonInfo
  • HTTP_METHOD -> HttpMethodComparisonInfo
  • STRING_REQUEST_ATTRIBUTE -> StringRequestAttributeComparisonInfo
  • NUMBER_REQUEST_ATTRIBUTE -> NumberRequestAttributeComparisonInfo
  • ZOS_CALL_TYPE -> ZosComparisonInfo
  • IIB_INPUT_NODE_TYPE -> IIBInputNodeTypeComparisonInfo
  • ESB_INPUT_NODE_TYPE -> ESBInputNodeTypeComparisonInfo
  • FAILED_STATE -> FailedStateComparisonInfo
  • FLAW_STATE -> FlawStateComparisonInfo
  • FAILURE_REASON -> FailureReasonComparisonInfo
  • HTTP_STATUS_CLASS -> HttpStatusClassComparisonInfo
  • TAG -> TagComparisonInfo
  • FAST_STRING -> FastStringComparisonInfo
  • SERVICE_TYPE -> ServiceTypeComparisonInfo

The CalculatedMetricDefinition object

The definition of a calculated service metric.

Element Type Description
metric string

The metric to be captured.

requestAttribute string

The request attribute to be captured.

Only applicable when the metric parameter is set to REQUEST_ATTRIBUTE.

The ConfigurationMetadata object

Metadata useful for debugging

Element Type Description
configurationVersions integer[]

A sorted list of the version numbers of the configuration.

currentConfigurationVersions string[]

A sorted list of version numbers of the configuration.

clusterVersion string

Dynatrace version.


In this example, the request inquires about the descriptor of the Top database calls per URL metric, which has the metric key of calc:service.topdbcallsperurl. The metric tracks the number of HTTP calls to databases, where the method is POST. The values of the metric are split by the request name.

The API token is passed in the Authorization header.


curl -X GET \ \
  -H 'Accept: Accept: application/json; charset=utf-8' \
  -H 'Authorization: Api-token abcdefjhij1234567890'

Request URL

Response body

  "metadata": {
    "configurationVersions": [
    "clusterVersion": ""
  "tsmMetricKey": "calc:service.topdbcallsperurl",
  "name": "Top database calls per URL",
  "enabled": true,
  "metricDefinition": {
    "requestAttribute": null
  "unit": "COUNT",
  "unitDisplayName": "",
  "entityId": null,
  "managementZones": [
  "conditions": [
      "attribute": "HTTP_REQUEST_METHOD",
      "comparisonInfo": {
        "type": "HTTP_METHOD",
        "comparison": "EQUALS",
        "value": "POST",
        "negate": false
  "dimensionDefinition": {
    "name": "{Request:Name}",
    "dimension": "{Request:Name}",
    "placeholders": [],
    "topX": 10,
    "topXDirection": "DESCENDING",
    "topXAggregation": "SINGLE_VALUE"

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