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API Reference (API Version 2010-08-01)

ListMetrics

List the specified metrics. You can use the returned metrics with GetMetricStatistics to obtain statistical data.

Up to 500 results are returned for any one call. To retrieve additional results, use the returned token with subsequent calls.

After you create a metric, allow up to fifteen minutes before the metric appears. Statistics about the metric, however, are available sooner using GetMetricStatistics.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

Dimensions.member.N

The dimensions to filter against.

Type: array of DimensionFilter objects

Array Members: Maximum number of 10 items.

Required: No

MetricName

The name of the metric to filter against.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Required: No

Namespace

The namespace to filter against.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [^:].*

Required: No

NextToken

The token returned by a previous call to indicate that there is more data available.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

Metrics.member.N

The metrics.

Type: array of Metric objects

NextToken

The token that marks the start of the next batch of returned results.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 1024.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

InternalServiceError

Request processing has failed due to some unknown error, exception, or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidParameterValue

The value of an input parameter is bad or out-of-range.

HTTP Status Code: 400