Alias

Description

 Replaces the metric name with the given string.

Input

 Time Series – multiple (Single or multiple time series.)

Parameters

 Metric Name

 Mandatory, string (Metric name.)

Output

 Transformed Time Series - multiple

Available in

 Dashboards

The Alias function allows you to replace a metric name with any other desired string. 

For example, a web-based company is tracking the number of new users visiting specific pages and performing specific actions in its web application. Here is a single metric, characterized by four properties, as depicted in the legend and the tooltip information below:

No_alias_single_metric.png

Upon applying the Alias function, both the legend and the tooltip will specify only the chosen alias string: 

With_alias_single_metric.png

 

Usage Example

The Alias function is useful when you want a dashboard to display metrics that were transformed, and to be able of pointing them out easily. 

Below we can see a subset of new users metrics:

NO_alias_withToolTip.png

Let’s say the company wants to monitor the sum of new users across time, by comparing each sample in the summed time series with the same samples registered a week and two weeks ago. 

This can be achieved by creating a dashboard chart with three distinct expressions -  the original summed time series, and two time shifted time series (7 days and 14 days):

alias_expressions.png

Upon applying the Alias function, both the legend and the tooltip will specify only the chosen alias string. This makes each metric distinct, as you can choose any desired alias to highlight any possible transformation:

Alias_timeShifted_withTooltip.png

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