Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Configuring the Prometheus JSON Exporter to Parse a JSON Array


The Prometheus JSON Exporter allows you to parse arbitrary JSON data into Prometheus metrics. You'll even find some examples at the link. The problem is that all of the examples show a single JSON object. What is the syntax supposed to be if you're dealing with JSON that is an array, like this data? This question came up on Reddit.


The solution is to specify the path as:

path: '{[*]}'

That's it. That will return the entire array as a list, which is what's needed to have the JSON Exporter loop through it. 

Here's a link to the github gist with more details about how you can use the above information.

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