Deprecation Notice: Leading Period in Field Names (3.16+)


(Brett Sauve) #1

As of Looker 3.16, fields that are preceded with a period, in order to remove the view name, will no longer remove that view name.

Old Behavior

Before Looker 3.16, it was possible to remove the view name from a field, throughout Looker’s UI (such as the Explore page), by starting the field name with a period.

For example, this LookML:

- view: order
  fields:
  - dimension: price
    ...

Would appear as:

ORDER Price

Whereas this LookML:

- view: order
  fields:
  - dimension: .price
    ...

Would appear as:

Price

New Options

As of Looker 3.20, you can use view_label to achieve the same behavior. For example:

- view: order
  fields:
  - dimension: price
    view_label: ''

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