An exporter is how data gets sent to different systems/back-ends. Generally, an exporter translates the internal format into another defined format.
Available trace exporters (sorted alphabetically):
Available metric exporters (sorted alphabetically):
Available log exporters (sorted alphabetically):
Available local exporters (sorted alphabetically):
The contrib repository has more exporters available in its builds.
Exporters are configured via YAML under the top-level
The following is a sample configuration for the
exporters: # Exporter 1. # <exporter type>: exampleexporter: # <setting one>: <value one> endpoint: 22.214.171.124:8080 # ... # Exporter 2. # <exporter type>/<name>: exampleexporter/settings: # <setting two>: <value two> endpoint: 0.0.0.0:9211
An exporter instance is referenced by its full name in other parts of the config, such as in pipelines. A full name consists of the exporter type, '/' and the name appended to the exporter type in the configuration. All exporter full names must be unique.
For the example above:
- Exporter 1 has full name
- Exporter 2 has full name
Exporters are enabled upon being added to a pipeline. For example:
service: pipelines: # Valid pipelines are: traces, metrics or logs # Trace pipeline 1. traces: receivers: [examplereceiver] processors:  exporters: [exampleexporter, exampleexporter/settings] # Trace pipeline 2. traces/another: receivers: [examplereceiver] processors:  exporters: [exampleexporter, exampleexporter/settings]
When multiple exporters are configured to send the same data (e.g. by configuring multiple
exporters for the same pipeline) the exporters will have a shared access to the data.
Exporters get access to this shared data when
function is called. Exporters MUST NOT modify the
pdata.Logs argument of
these functions. If the exporter needs to modify the data while performing the exporting
the exporter can clone the data and perform the modification on the clone or use a
copy-on-write approach for individual sub-parts of
Any approach that does not mutate the original
pdata.Logs is allowed.
Beyond standard YAML configuration as outlined in the individual READMEs above, exporters that leverage the net/http package (all do today) also respect the following proxy environment variables:
If set at Collector start time then exporters, regardless of protocol, will or will not proxy traffic as defined by these environment variables.
Package exporter contains implementations of Exporter components.
To implement a custom exporter you will need to implement component.ExporterFactory interface and component.Exporter interface.
To make the custom exporter part of the Collector build the factory must be added to defaultcomponents.Components() function.
Package exporterhelper provides helper functions for exporters.
|Package exporterhelper provides helper functions for exporters.|
Package loggingexporter exports data to console as logs.
|Package loggingexporter exports data to console as logs.|
Package otlpexporter exports data by using the OTLP format to a gPRC endpoint.
|Package otlpexporter exports data by using the OTLP format to a gPRC endpoint.|
Package otlphttpexporter exports data by using the OTLP format to an HTTP endpoint.
|Package otlphttpexporter exports data by using the OTLP format to an HTTP endpoint.|