Scheduled Exporting

Scheduled exporting enables exporting of historical data and forecasts to the local file system in CSV or Excel formats, as well as delivery of produced reports to email subscribers.

Scheduled Exporting Settings


Scheduled exporting may be controlled via cron expression. See Scheduling for example and instructions about scheduling export jobs.

Concurrent execution for the same job is not allowed.

Export job settings in the file:

  • export.worker.count (default = 8) – number of export jobs that can be executed at the same time
  • export.worker.queue (default = 8) – number of export jobs that can be queued for execution

If new jobs are added for executing when the queue is full, such jobs are rejected.

Export Job Logging

Each export job execution is logged in ATSD. Messages are saved to track the status. Below are their parameters.

The administrator can create rules to be informed if jobs are not executed according to schedule.

entity= atsd common tags: type=application, source=atsd_export, hostname={HOST}

Status Severity Name Message Start Time End Time
on job start status=started severity=INFO name={job_name} message=Job started start_time={start_time_iso}
on job complete status=complete severity=INFO name={job_name} message=Job completed start_time={start_time_iso} end_time={start_time_iso}
on job queued status=queued severity=WARN name={job_name} message=Job queued start_time={start_time_iso}
on job blocked * status=blocked severity=ERROR name={job_name} message=Job blocked start_time={start_time_iso}
on job rejected status=rejected severity=ERROR name={job_name} message=Job rejected start_time={start_time_iso}
on job failed status=failed severity=ERROR name={job_name} message=Job failed start_time={start_time_iso} end_time={start_time_iso}
  • Raised when the job starts while the previous instance of the same job is still running.


Field Description
Name Export job name.
Data Type Type of data exported.
Possible values: history, forecast.
Metric Metric name for which data is exported. Data can be exported for one metric at a time.
Entity If selected, exported data is limited to the specified entity. Supersedes the Entity Group selector.
Entity Group If selected, exported data is limited to entities contained in the specified entity group. Supersedes Entity Expression field.
Entity Expression An expression to filter selected data by entity name and entity tags. For example: name LIKE 'nur*' AND tags.environment = 'prod'
Value Filter Expression to fetch only detailed samples that satisfy a condition. For example, value != 0. Value Filter is applied before aggregation and therefore impacts aggregated statistics values. To filter deleted values, use the Double.isNaN(value) syntax.
Selection Interval Time frame of exported data. End of the Selection Interval can be optionally specified in End Time field. By default End Time is set to current time. Selection Interval setting is ignored if both Start Time and End Time fields are set.
Start Time Start time of the selection interval. This field supports calendar keywords, for example 'previous_day'. If not defined, Start Time is calculated as End Time minus Selection Interval.
End Time End time of the selection interval. This field supports calendar keywords, for example 'next_day'. If not defined, End Time is calculated as Start Time plus Selection Interval. If Start Time is not defined, End Time is set to current time.
Versioning Display value history for metric that is enabled for Versioning. Versioning is displayed only for detailed, non-aggregated, samples.
Revisions Only Filters displayed versions only for samples with values changes. Excludes samples without versions.
Version Filter Expression to filter value history (versions) by version status, source, or time. For example: version_status = 'Deleted' or version_source LIKE '*user*'. To filter by version time, use the date() function. For example, version_time > date('2015-08-11T16:00:00Z') or version_time > date('current_day'). The date() function accepts calendar keywords.
Aggregate Enable period aggregations based on selected detailed samples, after the optional Value Filter is applied.
Aggregation Period Period of time over which detailed samples are aggregated.
Interpolation Insert missing periods in aggregated results. The period is considered missing if it contains no detailed samples. Supported options: STEP – value of missing period equals value of the previous period; LINEAR – value is linearly interpolated between previous and next available value; NONE – missing periods are not inserted.
Aggregate Statistics One or multiple aggregation functions: average, minimum, maximum, sum, count, standard deviation, weighted average, weighted time average, median (percentile 50), first, last, percentile 50/75/90/95/99/99.5/99.9, MinValueTime, MaxValueTime.


Field Description
Format Export file format.
Possible values: CSV, XLSX.
Compression Compression of exported files.
Possible values: none, gzip, zip.
Output Path Absolute path for exported files.
Expressions can be used to create timestamped files.
For example: /tmp/daily/${yyyy-MM-dd}.csv which creates the following file /tmp/daily/2015/08/02.csv.
This means that exported files are grouped by month and year, each in their relevant directory.
Supported placeholders: ${ENTITY}, ${ENTITY.tagName}, ${METRIC}, ${METRIC.tagName}, ${yyyy-MM-dd}, ${yyyy/MM/dd}.
Split by Entity Creates a new file for each exported entity, which is useful when exporting data for multiple entities.
If Output Path contains ${ENTITY}, then for each entity the name is substituted.
If Output Path does not contain ${ENTITY}, then the entity name is added to the end of the file name.
For example: daily2015-07-31-nurswgsvl007.csv.
Annotation Custom annotation that is added above the exported time series.
Can include any text, characters, and numbers.
If the field is left empty, no custom annotation is added.
To include entity name, entity tags, metric names, or metric tags use the following placeholders as part of the annotation text:
Entity Tags List of entity tags included as columns in the exported file.
Metric Tags List of metric tags included as columns in the exported file.
Decimal Precision Number of fractional digits displayed. If a negative value such as -1 is specified, stored numbers are displayed 'as is' without any formatting.
Time Format Format for displaying series sample timestamps: Local Time (server time zone) or ISO (UTC time).
Local = yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss
ISO = yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss'Z'


Field Description
Email Subscribers List of email addresses separated by commas, white spaces, or semicolons, to which the exported files are sent as attachments.
Email Subject Email subject.
Supports placeholders: ${ENTITY}, ${ENTITY.tagName}, ${METRIC}, ${METRIC.tagName}, ${yyyy-MM-dd}.

Clicking Test exports the first file, displays the file name, and provides a link to download the file.