Feature Idea: Creating Metrics With Wildcards

So I am trying to create a few custom widgets based upon multiple metrics, now if I put into the search box something like:

for Plugins: Microsoft Sql Server > Some Server
Component/FileIO/Bytes%/%

I would expect to see all databases bytes written and read, however it only brings back SPECIFIC matches in the list, i.e 24 results for Component/FileIO/Bytes%/% but it wont just let me create a widget based on that criteria. If I were to select a specific one from the list it then makes the widget from that metric and I can click on each part of the criteria to turn certain ones to wildcards but cannot make them partials i.e Bytes% so am I missing something here or is there a way to basically tell it THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD QUERY ON rather than accepting the individual super granular results it matches?


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Hi @lee_macro

I’m afraid that at this time we don’t support wildcarding metrics like you’re describing. I think that would be a great addition for a future update to the metric widget building functionality though! We’ll make sure this feedback gets sent to our Insights product manager for their consideration.

Hi folks! It was a little bit buried in this announcement, but you can now facet your NRQL queries on timeslice metrics coming from our APM agents, using the WITH METRIC_FORMAT... FACET... syntax.

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