The Metrics Summary page displays a list of all the metrics reported to Datadog under a specified time frame: the past hour, day, or week. This list can be filtered by name. Clicking on a metric brings up a panel with more detailed information.
The metric panel displays an overview for a given metric:
Key information about your metric can be seen:
Every piece of metric metadata can be manually edited:
Edit the metric description to help understand what a metric does.
If a metric is coming from an integration and you notice a wrong description, open an issue in the Datadog documentation GitHub repository for a fix.
Edit the metric unit or add a custom unit for a custom metrics.
When submitting custom metrics to Datadog, it is possible to change the unit of measurement which shows up when hovering over a certain metric in your graph. Do this by selecting your custom metric from the list and then selecting the unit of measurement you would like to use as depicted below:
Note: This does not change the way that a metric graph is displayed (only the units of measurement when hovering over a metric)
Edit the metric type to match the real metric type send. Warning: this changes your metric behavior in ALL your analytics and monitors; do this at your own risk.