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Using Wildcards in Metric Definitions, adding regex to get just segments with letters rather than anything?


We have used the wildcard option for metric definitions, however, we have a need to separate segments that start with a letter rather than a number.


Is there a way to add regex to data metric name segment interpretation?   (if not, this would make a great feature).



We have this metric name, which works well,  

hostname/Custom Metrics/SpecialApp/somename/component/*/metricname


However, we want to filter out all the "*" segment values that numbers rather than text string names.

Is it possible to do something like this? 


hostname/Custom Metrics/SpecialApp/somename/component/[a-z]*/metricname


We actually tried this and it doesn't work. It seems the interpreter fails. Any other ideas? 


^ Edited by @Ryan.Paredez for readability. 







Nawaz Ali.Mohammad
AppDynamics Team

Hi Walter,


Unfortunately, there is not a way to achieve the use case. I feel it's a wonderful enhancement. You can sign in to the community and go to the “Idea Exchange” section to resubmit your feature/enhancement request.


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