Today I ran into an issue while moving a dashboard from our development environment to our testing environment and one of the metrics wouldn't show up, instead it would just show the name of the metric. I can imagine this is an issue that others might face too so here is my quick fix: Check the permissions for the metric . You see below the metric doesn't show up, but all other ones, even from the same data set, work fine. I right clicked on the Metric and went to Properties -> Security and saw the perms where set to Administrator only. After changing it to allow the appropriate group to view the metric the dashboard displayed correct.