AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the GetMetricStatistics operation. Gets statistics for the specified metric.

The maximum number of data points returned from a single call is 1,440. If you request more than 1,440 data points, CloudWatch returns an error. To reduce the number of data points, you can narrow the specified time range and make multiple requests across adjacent time ranges, or you can increase the specified period. Data points are not returned in chronological order.

CloudWatch aggregates data points based on the length of the period that you specify. For example, if you request statistics with a one-hour period, CloudWatch aggregates all data points with time stamps that fall within each one-hour period. Therefore, the number of values aggregated by CloudWatch is larger than the number of data points returned.

CloudWatch needs raw data points to calculate percentile statistics. If you publish data using a statistic set instead, you can only retrieve percentile statistics for this data if one of the following conditions is true:

Amazon CloudWatch retains metric data as follows:

Data points that are initially published with a shorter period are aggregated together for long-term storage. For example, if you collect data using a period of 1 minute, the data remains available for 15 days with 1-minute resolution. After 15 days, this data is still available, but is aggregated and retrievable only with a resolution of 5 minutes. After 63 days, the data is further aggregated and is available with a resolution of 1 hour.

CloudWatch started retaining 5-minute and 1-hour metric data as of July 9, 2016.

For information about metrics and dimensions supported by AWS services, see the Amazon CloudWatch Metrics and Dimensions Reference in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  Amazon.Runtime.AmazonWebServiceRequest
    Amazon.CloudWatch.AmazonCloudWatchRequest
      Amazon.CloudWatch.Model.GetMetricStatisticsRequest

Namespace: Amazon.CloudWatch.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.CloudWatch.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z

Syntax

C#
public class GetMetricStatisticsRequest : AmazonCloudWatchRequest
         IAmazonWebServiceRequest

The GetMetricStatisticsRequest type exposes the following members

Constructors

Properties

NameTypeDescription
Public Property Dimensions System.Collections.Generic.List<Amazon.CloudWatch.Model.Dimension>

Gets and sets the property Dimensions.

The dimensions. If the metric contains multiple dimensions, you must include a value for each dimension. CloudWatch treats each unique combination of dimensions as a separate metric. If a specific combination of dimensions was not published, you can't retrieve statistics for it. You must specify the same dimensions that were used when the metrics were created. For an example, see Dimension Combinations in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide. For more information about specifying dimensions, see Publishing Metrics in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

Public Property EndTime System.DateTime

Gets and sets the property EndTime.

The time stamp that determines the last data point to return.

The value specified is exclusive; results include data points up to the specified time stamp. The time stamp must be in ISO 8601 UTC format (for example, 2016-10-10T23:00:00Z).

Public Property ExtendedStatistics System.Collections.Generic.List<System.String>

Gets and sets the property ExtendedStatistics.

The percentile statistics. Specify values between p0.0 and p100. When calling GetMetricStatistics, you must specify either Statistics or ExtendedStatistics, but not both.

Public Property MetricName System.String

Gets and sets the property MetricName.

The name of the metric, with or without spaces.

Public Property Namespace System.String

Gets and sets the property Namespace.

The namespace of the metric, with or without spaces.

Public Property Period System.Int32

Gets and sets the property Period.

The granularity, in seconds, of the returned data points. For metrics with regular resolution, a period can be as short as one minute (60 seconds) and must be a multiple of 60. For high-resolution metrics that are collected at intervals of less than one minute, the period can be 1, 5, 10, 30, 60, or any multiple of 60. High-resolution metrics are those metrics stored by a PutMetricData call that includes a StorageResolution of 1 second.

If the StartTime parameter specifies a time stamp that is greater than 3 hours ago, you must specify the period as follows or no data points in that time range is returned:

  • Start time between 3 hours and 15 days ago - Use a multiple of 60 seconds (1 minute).

  • Start time between 15 and 63 days ago - Use a multiple of 300 seconds (5 minutes).

  • Start time greater than 63 days ago - Use a multiple of 3600 seconds (1 hour).

Public Property StartTime System.DateTime

Gets and sets the property StartTime.

The time stamp that determines the first data point to return. Start times are evaluated relative to the time that CloudWatch receives the request.

The value specified is inclusive; results include data points with the specified time stamp. The time stamp must be in ISO 8601 UTC format (for example, 2016-10-03T23:00:00Z).

CloudWatch rounds the specified time stamp as follows:

  • Start time less than 15 days ago - Round down to the nearest whole minute. For example, 12:32:34 is rounded down to 12:32:00.

  • Start time between 15 and 63 days ago - Round down to the nearest 5-minute clock interval. For example, 12:32:34 is rounded down to 12:30:00.

  • Start time greater than 63 days ago - Round down to the nearest 1-hour clock interval. For example, 12:32:34 is rounded down to 12:00:00.

If you set Period to 5, 10, or 30, the start time of your request is rounded down to the nearest time that corresponds to even 5-, 10-, or 30-second divisions of a minute. For example, if you make a query at (HH:mm:ss) 01:05:23 for the previous 10-second period, the start time of your request is rounded down and you receive data from 01:05:10 to 01:05:20. If you make a query at 15:07:17 for the previous 5 minutes of data, using a period of 5 seconds, you receive data timestamped between 15:02:15 and 15:07:15.

Public Property Statistics System.Collections.Generic.List<System.String>

Gets and sets the property Statistics.

The metric statistics, other than percentile. For percentile statistics, use ExtendedStatistics. When calling GetMetricStatistics, you must specify either Statistics or ExtendedStatistics, but not both.

Public Property Unit Amazon.CloudWatch.StandardUnit

Gets and sets the property Unit.

The unit for a given metric. Metrics may be reported in multiple units. Not supplying a unit results in all units being returned. If the metric only ever reports one unit, specifying a unit has no effect.

Examples

This example shows how to get statistics for a metric.

Get metric statistics example

var client = new AmazonCloudWatchClient();

var request = new GetMetricStatisticsRequest
{
  Dimensions = new List() { dimension },
  EndTime = DateTime.Today,
  MetricName = "CPUUtilization",
  Namespace = "AWS/EC2",
  // Get statistics by day.
  Period = (int)TimeSpan.FromDays(1).TotalSeconds,
  // Get statistics for the past month.
  StartTime = DateTime.Today.Subtract(TimeSpan.FromDays(30)),
  Statistics = new List() { "Minimum" },
  Unit = StandardUnit.Percent
};

var response = client.GetMetricStatistics(request);

if (response.Datapoints.Count > 0)
{
  foreach (var point in response.Datapoints)
  {
    Console.WriteLine(point.Timestamp.ToShortDateString() +
      " " + point.Minimum + "%");
  }
}
      

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms