Timeseries API - GET data points

Fetches parameters and data points of the specified metric.

To obtain data points, set the includeData parameter to true. You must also specify the timeframe and the aggregation type supported by the requested metric. See the Parameters section for more details.

You can obtain either data points or the scalar result of the specified metric, depending on the queryMode.

The request produces an application/json payload.

GET
  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/v1/timeseries/{timeseriesIdentifier}
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com/api/v1/timeseries/{timeseriesIdentifier}

Parameters

To obtain data points, you must specify the timeframe and the aggregation type.

There are two mutually exclusive ways to set timeframe:

  • Combination of startTimestamp and endTimestamp.
  • relativeTime

The maximum allowed timeframe is 6 months.

Parameter Type Description In Required
timeseriesIdentifier string

The case-sensitive ID of the timeseries, from which you want to read parameters and data points.

path required
includeData boolean

The flag to include data points in the response. Set to true to obtain data points. You must also specify the timeframe and aggregation type.

Defaults to false, meaning data points are not included.

query optional
aggregationType string

The aggregation type for the resulting data points.

If the requested metric doesn't support the specified aggregation, the request will result in an error.

The aggregationType element can hold these values.
query optional
startTimestamp integer

The start timestamp of the requested timeframe, in UTC milliseconds.

query optional
endTimestamp integer

The end timestamp of the requested timeframe, in milliseconds (UTC).

If later than the current time, Dynatrace automatically uses the current time instead.

The timeframe must not exceed 6 months.

query optional
predict boolean

The flag to predict future data points.

query optional
relativeTime string

The relative timeframe, back from the current time.

The relativeTime element can hold these values.
query optional
queryMode string

The type of result that the call should return. Valid result modes are:

series: returns all the data points of the timeseries in specified timeframe. total: returns one scalar value for the specified timeframe.

By default, the series mode is used.

The queryMode element can hold these values.
query optional
entity array

Filters requested data points by the entity that should deliver them. Allowed values are Dynatrace entity IDs.

You can specify several entities in the following format: entity=entity1&entity=entity2. The entity has to match at least one of the specified IDs.

If the selected entity doesn't support the requested timeseries, the request will result in an error.

query optional
tag array

Filters requested data points by entity which should deliver them. Only data from entities with the specified tag is delivered.

You can specify several tags in the following format: tag=tag1&tag=tag2. The entity has to match all the specified tags.

In case of key-value tags, such as imported AWS or CloudFoundry tags use the following format: [context]key:value.

query optional
percentile integer

Specifies which percentile of the selected response time metric should be delivered.

Applicable only to the PERCENTILE aggregation type.

Valid values for percentile are between 1 and 99.

Keep in mind that percentile export is possible only for response-time-based metrics such as application and service response times.

query optional
includeParentIds boolean

If set to true the result exposes dimension mappings between parent entities and their children.

For instance: SERVICE-0000000000000001, SERVICE_METHOD-0000000000000001

query optional
considerMaintenanceWindowsForAvailability boolean

Exclude (true) or include (false) data points from any maintenance window, defined in your environment.

query optional

Possible values

Possible values for the queryMode element:

  • SERIES
  • TOTAL

Possible values for the relativeTime element:

  • 10mins
  • 15mins
  • 2hours
  • 30mins
  • 3days
  • 5mins
  • 6hours
  • day
  • hour
  • min
  • month
  • week

Possible values for the aggregationType element:

  • AVG
  • COUNT
  • MAX
  • MEDIAN
  • MIN
  • PERCENTILE
  • SUM

Response format

The result is a JSON object that contains metric data points and parameters.

The TimeseriesQueryResult object

The configuration of a metric with all its parameters and, optionally, data points.

Element Type Description
timeseriesId string

The ID of the metric.

displayName string

The name of the metric in the user interface.

dimensions string[]

The fine metric division, for example process group and process ID for some process-related metric.

unit string

The unit of the metric.

detailedSource string

The feature, where the metric originates.

pluginId string

The ID of the plugin, where the metric originates.

types string[]

Technology type definition. Used to group metrics under a logical technology name.

dataResult TimeseriesDataPointQueryResult
aggregationTypes string[]

The list of allowed aggregations for this metric.

filter string

The feature, where the metric originates.

The TimeseriesDataPointQueryResult object

List of metric's datapoints, as well as their parameters.

Element Type Description
dataPoints object

Data points of a metric.

A JSON object that maps the ID of the entity that delivered the data points and an array, which consists of arrays of the data point float values.

May contain more than one entity ID per record (for example, a host and its network interface). In such cases, entity IDs are separated by commas.

A datapoint contains a value and a timestamp, at which the value was recorded.

Dynatrace stores data in time slots. The dataPoints object shows the starting timestamp of the slot. If the startTimestamp or endTimestamp of your query lies inside of the data time slot, this time slot is included into response. Due to the fact that the timestamp of the first data point lies outside of the specified timeframe, you will see earlier timestamp than the specified startTimestamp in the first data point of the response.

There are three versions of data points:

  • Numeric datapoint: Contains a numeric value.
  • Enum datapoint: Contains an enum value, currently only for availability timeseries.
  • Prediction datapoint: Similar to the numeric datapoint, but it contains a confidence interval, within which the future values are expected to be.
unit string

The unit of data points.

resolutionInMillisUTC integer

The resolution of data points.

aggregationType string

The type of data points aggregation.

entities object

The list of entities where the data points originate.

A JSON object that maps the entity ID in Dynatrace and the actual name of the entity.

timeseriesId string

The ID of the metric.

Timeframe note

Dynatrace stores data in time slots. The dataPoints object shows the starting timestamp of the slot. If the startTimestamp or endTimestamp of your query fall within the data time slot, this time slot will be included in the response. Due to the fact that the timestamp of the first data point lies outside of the specified timeframe, you will see an earlier timestamp than the specified startTimestamp in the first data point of the response.

Timestamp scheme

Example

In this example, the request returns values of the Actions per session (com.dynatrace.builtin:app.actionspersession) metric within the last hour for the APPLICATION-85A7CC and APPLICATION-8E41C8 applications.

The API token is passed in the Authorization header.

The result returns the average number of user actions per application, truncated to three data points per application.

Curl

curl -X GET \
  https://mySampleEnv.live.dynatrace.com/api/v1/timeseries/com.dynatrace.builtin:app.actionspersession?includeData=true&relativeTime=hour&aggregationType=avg&entity=APPLICATION-85A7CC&entity=APPLICATION-8E41C8 \
  -H 'Authorization: Api-Token abcdefjhij1234567890'

Request URL

https://mySampleEnv.live.dynatrace.com/api/v1/timeseries/com.dynatrace.builtin:app.actionspersession?includeData=true&relativeTime=hour&aggregationType=avg&entity=APPLICATION-85A7CC&entity=APPLICATION-8E41C8

Response content

{
  "timeseriesId": "com.dynatrace.builtin:app.actionspersession",
  "displayName": "Actions per session",
  "dimensions": [
    "APPLICATION"
  ],
  "unit": "PerMinute (count/min)",
  "detailedSource": "Web application",
  "types": [],
  "dataResult": {
    "dataPoints": {
      "APPLICATION-85A7CC": [
        [
          1534921560000,
          1.75
        ],
        [
          1534921620000,
          2
        ],
        [
          1534921680000,
          2
        ]
      ],
      "APPLICATION-8E41C8": [
        [
          1534921560000,
          4
        ],
        [
          1534921620000,
          7
        ],
        [
          1534921680000,
          4
        ]
      ]
    },
    "unit": "PerMinute (count/min)",
    "resolutionInMillisUTC": 60000,
    "aggregationType": "AVG",
    "entities": {
      "APPLICATION-85A7CC": "Permanent Docker",
      "APPLICATION-8E41C8": "easyTravel AMP"
    },
    "timeseriesId": "com.dynatrace.builtin:app.actionspersession"
  },
  "aggregationTypes": [
    "AVG"
  ],
  "filter": "BUILTIN"
}

Response code

200