top of page
  • Writer's pictureKelly Alica Liman

How to Change the Name of Metrics & Filters in Looker Studio

There are numerous customization options that you can do in Looker Studio, and one of them is changing the name of metrics and filters. Why would you do that, you ask? Well, there just might be some times when you would need or want to change the name of elements for whatever reason - be it for user-friendliness and understandability, to shorten, or simply preferences in naming convention. This quick and easy guide (with screenshots!) will show you how to change the name of metrics and filters in Looker Studio!


---


Looking for help or support on Looker Studio?



---


In case you prefer to watch a video tutorial instead, here's one you can follow from XYZ Lab's Youtube Channel!




Topics Covered:


 

How to change the name of metrics and filters in Looker Studio


Step 1️: Select your Element




Step 2️: Navigate to the "SET-UP" column. Click on the pen icon next to the metric or dimension




Step 3️: Change the name and hit enter to apply




For example, you can see here that the name of the metric on the scorecard has changed from "Viewers" to "Hello Viewers".





Why do you need to change the name of metrics and filters in Looker Studio?


You can change the name of any element, filter, data control, and other fields in Looker Studio following the same steps as outlined above. If you're wondering why this is important, there just might be some instances where you will need to change the name of metrics and filters for a variety of reasons.


For example, you might have an element such as a dropdown list. Let's say the dropdown list is for "Country", so you can filter the report to only show certain country's data. Now, if you're sharing this report with a stakeholder, you might want to change the name on the dropdown list to "Select Country" to make it more user-friendly and intuitive. This is just one area of application, but there might be other areas that necessitate a name change for these elements.






Comments


bottom of page