Amazon CloudWatch
API Reference (API Version 2010-08-01)

MetricDataQuery

This structure indicates the metric data to return, and whether this call is just retrieving a batch set of data for one metric, or is performing a math expression on metric data. A single GetMetricData call can include up to 100 MetricDataQuery structures.

Contents

Expression

The math expression to be performed on the returned data, if this structure is performing a math expression. For more information about metric math expressions, see Metric Math Syntax and Functions in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

Within one MetricDataQuery structure, you must specify either Expression or MetricStat but not both.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No

Id

A short name used to tie this structure to the results in the response. This name must be unique within a single call to GetMetricData. If you are performing math expressions on this set of data, this name represents that data and can serve as a variable in the mathematical expression. The valid characters are letters, numbers, and underscore. The first character must be a lowercase letter.

Type: String

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

Required: Yes

Label

A human-readable label for this metric or expression. This is especially useful if this is an expression, so that you know what the value represents. If the metric or expression is shown in a CloudWatch dashboard widget, the label is shown. If Label is omitted, CloudWatch generates a default.

Type: String

Required: No

MetricStat

The metric to be returned, along with statistics, period, and units. Use this parameter only if this structure is performing a data retrieval and not performing a math expression on the returned data.

Within one MetricDataQuery structure, you must specify either Expression or MetricStat but not both.

Type: MetricStat object

Required: No

ReturnData

Indicates whether to return the time stamps and raw data values of this metric. If you are performing this call just to do math expressions and do not also need the raw data returned, you can specify False. If you omit this, the default of True is used.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following:

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