This page refers to the
group_labelparameter that is part of an Explore.
group_labelcan also be used as part of a field, as described on the
group_label(for Fields) documentation page.
group_label: "Label to Use as a Heading in the Explore Menu"
Default ValueWith no
group_label to change the default organization of the Explore menu. The
group_label parameter specifies the label to use as a heading in the Explore menu for this Explore.
Instead of each Explore being listed under its model’s name, you can list an Explore under a new group label or under another model’s name. Adding the same
group_label to multiple Explores will list all of those Explores under the same heading in the Explore menu.
You can use
group_label to group Explores together even if they are defined in different projects.
For the discussion below, consider the following example of an Explore menu:
- If you use the name of another model as the Explore’s
group_label, then the Explore will be listed with any Explores that are part of that model.
In the screenshot above, if two of the Explores are from an
online_store queriesmodel but the other two (Customers and User Data) are from another model, you could use
group_labelfor Customers and User Data to group them under Online Store Queries.
- If you specify a
group_labelthat does not correspond to a model name, Looker adds that new label as a heading in the Explore menu.
In the screenshot above, if all four Explores are from various models and there is no
online_store_queriesmodel, then you could specify
group_labelfor all four Explores to have them appear together under the Online Store Queries heading.
Create a group heading in the Explore menu called Online Store Queries and list the Customers Explore under that heading in the Explore menu:
By adding the
group_label to two different
explores, you can group them together under the Online Store Queries label:
The Explores would then be listed together under that label in the Explore menu:
group_label Has No Effect Other Than Changing the Explore Menu Appearance
When you change the
group_label of an Explore, this only affects the Explore’s heading in the Explore menu. To change the display name of the Explore itself, use the
The way that fields should be referenced in the LookML goes unchanged. The way that fields will appear within the Explore UI is also unchanged.