How do I connect Klipfolio and New Relic?

You can set up a connection between Klipfolio® and your New Relic data to display your performance analytics metrics on a dashboard.

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What options do I have for visualizing my New Relic data?

Create data visualizations based on pre-built options or build your own. The choice is yours!

Pre-built by Klipfolio

In collaboration with industry experts and adhering to current best practices and trends, Klipfolio focuses on getting the most out of your data and presenting it in meaningful, actionable visualizations. Our pre-built content, including pre-built data sources and pre-built Klips can act as a complete solution or as a starting point toward custom building.

  • New Relic pre-built data sources: Data sources provide the foundation for Klip® building, so we suggest you create a data source as a first step (before building Klips and adding them to your dashboard). Our pre-built data sources focus on the most sought-after New Relic data and are found on the Service Connectors page, available from this link or from your list of data sources. When you select a service connector from this page, the data source for that service is automatically added.

  • New Relic pre-built Klips: Pre-built Klips enable you to quickly set up a dashboard using predefined visualizations that display common key metrics. Pre-built Klips are found in the Klip Gallery or, for White Label customers, in the Integration Gallery.

Custom-built by you

Taking the time to learn how to create your own data sources and Klips unlocks your data and enables you to control, manipulate, and transform it, leading you to unprecedented insights into your business.

  • Custom data sources: When you create a custom data source, you can either use the pre-built data source as a starting point from which to write your own query or you can write your own queries from the ground up and build a data source from scratch. You create custom-built data sources from the Service Connectors page, accessible from this link or from your list of data sources.

  • Custom Klips: Using our Klip Editor, you can construct and manipulate your data, including integrating multiple data sources, to produce unique, custom-built data visualizations. You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard.

Regardless of whether you choose pre-built, custom-built, or a combination of both, before you can start building Klips and dashboards you need to connect to New Relic data in Klipfolio.

How do I connect to New Relic data in Klipfolio?

To connect your New Relic data to Klipfolio, you will need your API Key and App Id.

To get the right data from New Relic, you use your New Relic API Key and App Id in the queries provided by Klipfolio or in your own query when building data sources.

How do I find my New Relic API Key and App Id?

To find your New Relic API key:

  1. Log in to New Relic.
  2. Click your account name and select Account settings and, under Integrations, click API keys.
  3. Select Show key.
    Note: Only admin users and owner accounts can view and manage API keys.

To find your New Relic App Id:

  1. Log in to New Relic.
  2. Select your application from the list on the home screen.
  3. Navigate to the URL in your browser's address bar. The second set of numbers is your New Relic App Id.
    For example, if the URL reads https://rpm.newrelic.com/accounts/1234/applications/123456, your App Id is 123456.

How do I add a New Relic pre-built data source?

To add a New Relic pre-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose New Relic from the list.
  2. Select a pre-built data source from the left section of the Pick a Data Request page.
  3. On the Configure Data Source page, enter your New Relic App Id and API key in the appropriate fields.
  4. Click Submit or, if you want to modify the pre-built data request, click Switch to Custom settings.
    Note: If you switch back to the Basic settings page after making changes in the Custom settings page, your changes will not be saved.

If you clicked Switch to Custom settings:

  1. On the Configure Data Source page, modify the Query URL to get the data you want. You can use the existing information in the Query URL text box as a base. It was auto-filled based on the pre-built data source you selected on the Pick a Data Request page.
  2. Click Submit.

Note: In addition to your unmodelled data source, you can create a modelled version of your data source at this stage. To create a modelled data source, ensure that the checkbox next to Model this data source is selected before clicking Continue.

To learn more about creating a modelled data source, click here.

How do I add New Relic pre-built Klips?

In the Klip Gallery or, for White Label customers, in the Integration Gallery you can browse individual New Relic pre-built Klips and add them to your dashboard. You replace the sample data that is included in pre-built Klips with your own New Relic data by clicking the menu in the Klip and selecting Connect your data.

How do I create a New Relic custom-built data source?

To create a New Relic custom-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose New Relic from the list.
  2. On the Pick a Data Request page, click Create a custom New Relic data source.
  3. Adjust the Query URL information, as noted on the Configure Data Source page, to replace any generic placeholder query information with your own.
    For example, at yourAppID enter your New Relic App Id.
  4. Edit the Query URL to return the data you need. Refer to the New Relic API documentation for details.
  5. At Parameters, enter your New Relic API Key under Value.
  6. At Type, ensure Header is selected.
  7. Click Submit.

Note: In addition to your unmodelled data source, you can create a modelled version of your data source at this stage. To create a modelled data source, ensure that the checkbox next to Model this data source is selected before clicking Continue.

To learn more about creating a modelled data source, click here.

If you want to edit a data source that you already created, check out How to edit or reconfigure a data source, and get step-by-step instructions.

How do I create a New Relic data source from scratch?

You can choose to build a data source from scratch. Klipfolio connects to hundreds of services in the cloud that have a REST API. If you take the time to learn your service’s API to create queries for the data you want, your possibilities are endless. Here’s a quick overview video on APIs and Klipfolio:

  Klipfolio API's 101

If you need assistance using APIs, enlist a data analyst or developer.

New Relic API Explorer to build and test your queries before you use them to bring data into Klipfolio. To find it in your New Relic account, click your account name and select Account settings and, under Integrations, click API Explorer.

Refer to the New Relic API documentation to discover more data requests.

When you are happy with your query, click Submit, and then save and name your new data source. You're now ready to use it to build a New Relic Klip.

See the reference table below for API related information and sample queries.

API Documentation New Relic API documentation
API Explorer
  1. Log in to New Relic.
  2. Click your account name and select Account settings.
  3. Under Integrations, click API Explorer.

Authentication Method

 API Key Authentication
Response Format XML

API Limits and Notes

Some API functionality depends on your subscription level for the New Relic product.

Date Format

Example date format:

yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss

Sample Queries

Application Apdex:

https://api.newrelic.com/v2/applications/<yourAppID>/metrics/data.xml?names[]=Apdex&from={date.tz("UTC").addMinutes(-31).format("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss'+00:00'")}&to={date.tz("UTC").today.format("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss'+00:00'")}

How do I create a New Relic custom Klip?

You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard. You choose a data visualization format, for example, a pie chart, gauge, or table, and decide whether you want to use an existing data source or create a new one. In the Klip Editor, there are limitless opportunities to modify, relate, and display your data. See the following related articles for more information and get building!

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