Feature Idea: Ignore_metrics in Prometheus by fields other than Metric name?

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Hi, I came across this doc on how to filter / ignore metrics coming from Prometheus: https://docs.newrelic.com/docs/integrations/prometheus-integrations/install-configure-openmetrics/ignore-or-include-prometheus-metrics

However the example only seem to show filtering by metric name. For my use case, I would like to be able to ignore metrics from a different field (e.g label). How can I do that?

Thank you.


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Hi @reza1! Welcome to the Explorers Hub! You can select resources to be scraped with labels but not exactly filter or ignore with this approach. I have gone ahead and submitted a Feature Idea for this though, so our Product Development Team will see if this is something we can add in the future. :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi @nmcnamara thanks for the response. If I can’t do it through ignore_metrics yet, how do I scrape with labels? Thank you

Hi @reza1, I would suggest reading over the documentation for “Configure Prometheus OpenMetrics integrations” , specifically the piece that explains the scrape_enabled_label key name.

I see. But it doesn’t seem to be able to ignore based on label though, correct?

@reza1 That would be correct unfortunately. Its limited on that front, but hopefully the feature idea will gain traction! I have +1 it internally for you :slightly_smiling_face: