The Metrics Summary page displays a list of your metrics reported to Datadog under a specified time frame: the past hour, day, or week. Search your metrics by name or tag using the Metric or Tag search fields:
Click on any metric name to display its details sidepanel for more information regarding the metric’s metadata and tags:
A metric name may emit multiple distinct metrics depending on its associated tag value combinations. This number varies with the timeframe chosen on the page.
Learn more in the custom metrics documentation.
The total number of hosts reporting a metric.
The total number of unique tag values attached to a metric.
The metadata attached to your metric. Most of the metadata can be edited on the metric summary page or with the Datadog API.
The unit for your metric (byte, second, request, query, etc.). See the metric unit page for more details.
When submitting custom metrics to Datadog, it is possible to change the unit of measurement that displays when hovering over the metric in your graph. Note: This does not change how a metric graph is displayed—it only changes the units of measurement that raw values are considered as, when hovering over a metric. Formatting is automatically applied for readability. For example, bytes (
B) may be displayed as kibibytes (
The type for your metric (gauge, rate, count, distribution). See the metric type page for more details.
Warning: Editing the metric type changes that metric’s behavior for ALL your dashboards and monitors.
If the metric is coming from a supported integration, the metadata lists the integration name. This information cannot be edited.
The collection interval for the metric in seconds.
The metric description helps you understand what a metric does. Descriptions are pre-populated for metrics coming from supported integrations. Use this field to update the descriptions for your custom metrics.
The tags table offers a variety of ways to explore all the tag keys and tag values that are actively reporting in your metric’s data.
Use the tags table to:
For any particular tag key, you can:
key:valueto further filter the list of metrics displayed on the Metrics Summary page.
key:valuepair in the Metrics Explorer.
key:valuefor filtering across the application.