You can view all metrics reporting to a project from the Project Settings page. A table displays each metric in a row, along with its associated metadata and other details. Metrics in a project

Lightstep uses that metadata in the UI to provide context in the metric charts. For example, you can see the units for a metric from a tooltip in chart and also in the corresponding tables. Unit metadata in charts You can view, add, and change a metric’s details from the Project Settings page or directly from a chart.

Lightstep shows the following in the Metric Details panel:

  • Name: The name of the metric.
  • Kind: The way a value of a metric is interpreted, in relation to other values.
  • Description: An optional description of the metric. You can add/edit the description.
  • Unit: An optional description of the units being measured by the metric, shown in tooltips and in a chart’s table. You can add/edit the units description.
  • Type: The value type of the metric.
  • Last edited date: Timestamp of when the details were last edited in Lightstep.
  • Edited by: User that last edited the details.

View and Edit Metric Details from Project Settings

You can view and edit details for all the metrics reporting to a project from the Project Settings page.

  1. Click Settings in the left navigation menu to open the Project Settings page.

  2. On the Project Settings page, scroll down to Metric details.

    All metrics currently reporting to this project are displayed in a table. By default, they’re listed alphabetically. You can sort by any column. Metrics in a project

  3. Use the Search field or scroll to find a metric. Click into a row to open the Metric Details panel.Expand icon

  4. In the panel, add/edit the Description or Unit fields and click Save. Edit metric details

You can apply your changes to all Lightstep projects in your organization that the metric is reporting to.

View and Edit Metric Details from a Chart

You can view and edit metric details directly from a chart in either a dashboard or an alert.

  1. Open either a chart (expand or click to edit from a dashboard) or an alert, and expand the Query section.

  2. In the Metric Name field, click the info icon. Info icon to display metric details The Metric Details panel opens.

  3. In the panel, add/edit the Description or Unit fields and click Save. Edit metric details

You can apply your changes to all Lightstep projects in your organization that the metric is reporting to.

Apply Changes to Details to all Projects

When you make any changes to metric details, by default the changes are made only to the current project. If you want the change to affect all Lightstep projects in your organization that the metric is reporting to, before saving, click Apply to all projects. Apply changes to all projects