AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
 
Publishes metric data points to Amazon CloudWatch. Amazon CloudWatch associates the data points with the specified metric. If the specified metric does not exist, Amazon CloudWatch creates the metric. When Amazon CloudWatch creates a metric, it can take up to fifteen minutes for the metric to appear in calls to the ListMetrics action.

Each PutMetricData request is limited to 8 KB in size for HTTP GET requests and is limited to 40 KB in size for HTTP POST requests.

Although the Value parameter accepts numbers of type Double, Amazon CloudWatch rejects values that are either too small or too large. Values must be in the range of 8.515920e-109 to 1.174271e+108 (Base 10) or 2e-360 to 2e360 (Base 2). In addition, special values (e.g., NaN, +Infinity, -Infinity) are not supported.

Data that is timestamped 24 hours or more in the past may take in excess of 48 hours to become available from submission time using GetMetricStatistics.

Namespace: Amazon.CloudWatch
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)

Syntax

C#
public abstract PutMetricDataResponse PutMetricData(
         PutMetricDataRequest request
)

Parameters

request
Type: Amazon.CloudWatch.Model.PutMetricDataRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the PutMetricData service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.CloudWatch.Model.PutMetricDataResponse
The response from the PutMetricData service method, as returned by CloudWatch.

Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
InternalServiceException Indicates that the request processing has failed due to some unknown error, exception, or failure.
InvalidParameterCombinationException Parameters that must not be used together were used together.
InvalidParameterValueException Bad or out-of-range value was supplied for the input parameter.
MissingRequiredParameterException An input parameter that is mandatory for processing the request is not supplied.

Examples

This example shows how to publish a set of metric data points.

Publish metric data points example

var client = new AmazonCloudWatchClient();

var dimension = new Dimension
{
  Name = "Desktop Machine Metrics",
  Value = "Virtual Desktop Machine Usage"
};

var metric1 = new MetricDatum
{
  Dimensions = new List<Dimension>(),
  MetricName = "Desktop Machines Online",
  StatisticValues = new StatisticSet(),
  Timestamp = DateTime.Today,
  Unit = StandardUnit.Count,
  Value = 14
};

var metric2 = new MetricDatum
{
  Dimensions = new List<Dimension>(),
  MetricName = "Desktop Machines Offline",
  StatisticValues = new StatisticSet(),
  Timestamp = DateTime.Today,
  Unit = StandardUnit.Count,
  Value = 7
};

var metric3 = new MetricDatum
{
  Dimensions = new List<Dimension>(),
  MetricName = "Desktop Machines Online",
  StatisticValues = new StatisticSet(),
  Timestamp = DateTime.Today,
  Unit = StandardUnit.Count,
  Value = 12
};

var metric4 = new MetricDatum
{
  Dimensions = new List<Dimension>(),
  MetricName = "Desktop Machines Offline",
  StatisticValues = new StatisticSet(),
  Timestamp = DateTime.Today,
  Unit = StandardUnit.Count,
  Value = 9
};

var request = new PutMetricDataRequest
{
  MetricData = new List<MetricDatum>() { metric1, metric2, 
    metric3, metric4 },
  Namespace = "Example.com Custom Metrics"
};

client.PutMetricData(request);
      

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5