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How to re-name a dimension or metric?

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Lets say I have a GA metric called sessions and I'll like to display that as Visitors because my group uses that term. Short of having a calculated field, how would I rename a field? 

Thanks!

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Re: How to re-name a dimension or metric?

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Hi,
You can't rename dimensions /metrics in Google analytics.

FYI
In April-14 Google announced that visits is named "sessions" and unique visitors is named "users."

Thanks

Re: How to re-name a dimension or metric?

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# 3
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Assuming this is for Data Studio:

1) Edit the data source
2) Click the Sessions metric chip
3) Type in your new name

But I'll reiterate what Santosh S said previously, that calling "Sessions" "Visits" could be confusing to someone who is familiar with GA.

HTH

Rick