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Renaming Dimension and Metric Names

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Is there a way to rename dimensions or metrics in Data Studio.  I'm finding that sometimes names that are long in the API would benefit being shortened in a dashboard.

 

Example:

 

All Lead Generation (Goal 15 Completions)

becomes

All Lead Generation

Renaming Dimension and Metric Names

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FWIW, I do see that you can hide the metric name and then use a text box.... A potential workaround

Renaming Dimension and Metric Names

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Even better is to go into your datasource and create a copy of the metric, then rename the copy to your new name. This does duplicate your fields which could potentially be confusing. But as long as you keep track of what you've copied, it can be a workaround.

Renaming Dimension and Metric Names

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I've been doing the same as Litmon - creating a new dimension or metric in the data source and just setting it to equal the same as the original dimension/metric.

 

Seems to work fine, but still feels just a little bit clunky.