Amazon CloudWatch
User Guide

Select and Deselect Metrics

You can select and deselect metrics in the CloudWatch console in many different ways. When you select metrics, they automatically appear in a graph in the details pane, so it's useful to know how to select or deselect metrics to graph the data you want.

To select or deselect metrics

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at

  2. If necessary, change the region. From the navigation bar, select the region that meets your needs. For more information, see Regions and Endpoints.

  3. In the navigation pane, click Metrics.

    Viewing all metrics by category
  4. In the CloudWatch Metrics by Category pane, select a metrics category or in the Search Metrics field, type a search term, metric name, service name, and so on and press Enter.

    For example, you can enter volume in the Search Metrics field, which returns all metrics with the word volume in their name.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To select or deselect an individual metric, in the results pane, select the check box next to the resource name and metric.

      Select a metric
    • To select all metrics in the list, in the results pane, at the top of the list, click Select All.

      To deselect all metrics, in the results pane, at the top of the metrics list, click Clear.

      Select all metrics
    • To list all resources that use a metric, in the results pane, in the Metric Name column, click a metric.

      This is useful when you want to see all of these resources on the same graph. For more information, see Graph a Metric Across Resources.

      List all resources by metric
    • To deselect all but one metric, in the results pane, in the metrics list, click the space between the resource type and the metric name of the metric you want to keep selected.

      Deselect all but one metric
    • To view a list of all selected metrics, in the navigation pane, under Metrics, click Selected Metrics.

      List all selected metrics