If you delete a combined metric, you will also delete any simple metrics that were uniquely used to create it. However, if the same simple metrics also appear in other combined metrics, or on a dashboard, they will not be deleted.

Conversely, if you delete a metric that is being used as part of other combined metrics, the data will be missing from other metrics that depend on the deleted metric. Charts will turn gray and a message will appear indicating that the source metrics have been removed. https://s3.amazonaws.com/elevio-article-assets/582cd6f231089/58b71a6ec5bb2_screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-105958-am.png

You can also remove a metric from your dashboard without deleting it. To delete a metric, do the following:

  1. Open the detail view of the metric you want to delete by selecting it in the directory list or in a dashboard.
  2. Next to the metric name, select Edit > Delete metric in the directory. https://s3.amazonaws.com/elevio-article-assets/582cd6f231089/58b71460489a4_screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-103416-am.png
  3. If you are in the detailed view of a metric, select Delete metric just below the name. https://cdn.elev.io/file/uploads/VApJPR4DmGuLeJJ1lomsHpma2ACJdQRkSon6S18J8RA/ocbWbMvrDevGuf_bIbk_PoMMgfilKoK_gdTew8_Ecbs/delete_metric_dashboard-Eaw.png
  4. Select OK, when prompted, to delete the metric. https://s3.amazonaws.com/elevio-article-assets/582cd6f231089/58b71492bc3c4_screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-103531-am.png