View Mode in Looker Studio
Use view mode to interact with a report in a "read-only" configuration. If you only have view access to the report, the Edit toggle will be disabled. View mode example below
As a viewer, you can do the following in Looker Studio
Default features for all viewers and can't be disabled.
Navigate through the report or use the page navigation feature.
Use report filters
Present (Similar to a presentation mode in PowerPoint)
Optional access level which a report owner can disable for viewers
View mode dashboard example and all the above features enabled for this report. So play around and download it as a PDF or make a copy.
Edit Mode in Looker Studio💡 You must have edit right to access the edit mode setting, and the Edit toggle is disabled for all viewer
Standard data analytics terms
In simple terms, Dimension refers to the text value. In the above example, the product name is Dimension.
Use this to summarize data for each individual chart available in Looker Studio.
In Looker Studio, the following aggregation methods can be applied to fields.
- Count Distinct
- Sum, default aggregation
- None: Auto is applied by Looker Studio; the default aggregation in reports is Sum.
To Edit Report layout
In the toolbar, click Theme and layout.
On the right panel, select LAYOUT.
View mode settings
The header visibility settings control the behaviour of the report header in view mode.
Always show — header is always visible.
Auto hide — header appears briefly, then is hidden. To redisplay, hover your mouse over the header.
Initially hidden — header is hidden until you hover your mouse over the header area.
The navigation type settings control how the pagination controls appear in view mode.
Left: Pages appear on the left side.
Tab: Pages appear as tabbed links at the top of the report.
Top Left: Pages appear in a drop-down menu on the top left.
Hidden: No page navigation is displayed.
Navigation type example below with the header visibility Always Show
Refresh Data in Looker Studio
Only Report editors can refresh data and it's located on the top right corner under the ellipsis (⋮) or three dots
- Report Sharing
- Manual Publishing
- Version History
- Embed a Report
- Get a link to your report
- Schedule Email Delivery
- Download as PDF
- Interface Menu & Features
- Most Used Terms
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Theme and Layout
Configuration across chart:
- Background and Border
- Missing Data
- Conditional Formatting
- Chart Header
- Reference Lines
- Report Settings