Before Looker 3.16 it was possible to override a field’s view name by starting the field with 3 or more capital letters. As of Looker 3.16 this no longer works, though there are workarounds described below.
Before 3.16, you could override the view name that would appear with a field by starting the field name with 3 or more capital letters. For example, if you used this LookML:
- view: web_orders fields: - dimension: ORDER_price ...
You would typically have expected the field to appear as
WEB ORDERS Order Price, but in actuality the field would appear as
As of Looker 3.16, the field would appear as expected.
New Method to Change View Names
The new method to change view names is with the
view_label parameter. For example, you could use:
- view: web_orders fields: - dimension: price view_label: 'Order' ...