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hidden (for Fields)

This page refers to the hidden parameter that is part of a field.

hidden can also be used as part of an Explore, described on this documentation page.

Usage

view: view_name {
  dimension: field_name {
    hidden: yes
  }
}

Hierarchy

hidden

Possible Field Types

Dimension, Dimension Group, Measure, Filter, Parameter

Accepts

A Boolean (yes or no)

Definition

If you want a field to be available for modeling, but not shown to users, you can hide it from the Field Picker by using the hidden parameter.

The default value of hidden is false. Hidden fields can still be accessed in the UI if they are manually added to the URL, and will show up in some Looker windows. Therefore, think of hidden as a way to keep the Field Picker clean, and not a security feature.

Examples

Prevent the raw_event_stream dimension from appearing in the Field Picker:

dimension: raw_event_stream { sql: ${TABLE}.event_stream ;; hidden: yes }

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