Metrics API - POST ingest data points

Pushes custom data points to Dynatrace.

Provided data points must follow the Metrics ingestion protocol. You don't have to register the metric first. After Dynatrace has ingested and processed the data, you can use it just like any other metrics in Dynatrace, such as in charts or metric events. You can also provide metadata for the ingested metric via the Settings API.

To view datapoints of the ingested metric, you can use:

The request consumes a plain/text payload. The payload is limited to 1,000 lines.

  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/v2/metrics/ingest
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}
  • Environment ActiveGate https://{your-activegate-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/v2/metrics/ingest


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


Parameter Type Description In Required

Data points, provided in the line protocol. Each line represents a single data point.

body optional


Response codes

Code Description

The provided metric data points are accepted and will be processed in the background.


Some data points are invalid. Valid data points are accepted and will be processed in the background.

Response body

A successful request doesn't return any content.


With this curl command, you'll ingest the cpu.temperature metric assigned to the HOST-06F288EE2A930951 dimension.

curl -L -X POST '' \
-H 'Authorization: Api-Token abcdefjhij1234567890' \
-H 'Content-Type: text/plain' \
--data-raw 'cpu.temperature,,cpu=1 55'