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Edit a Graph on a CloudWatch Dashboard

You can edit a graph to change the title, statistic, or period, or to add or remove metrics. If you have multiple metrics displayed on a graph, you can reduce clutter by temporarily hiding the metrics that don't interest you.

To edit a graph on a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. In the Dashboards list, choose a dashboard.

  4. Hover over the title of the graph, choose Widget actions, Edit.

  5. In the lower half of the Edit Graph screen, you can change the title, statistic, or period:

    1. To change the graph's title, select the title, type a new title, and then choose Save.

    2. To change the statistic, which is next to the graph's title, choose Statistic, and then choose another value.

    3. To change the time period, which is next to Statistic, choose Period, and then choose another value.

  6. When you're finished with your changes, choose Update widget.

To temporarily hide metrics on a graph on a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. In the Dashboards list, choose a dashboard.

  4. In the graph's footer, hover over the colored square in the legend, and then when it changes to an X, click it.

  5. To restore the metric, click the grayed out square and metric name.