4.2. Everything About Data Sources in Looker Studio
There are four types of field in Looker Studio:
- Custom Field
We will discuss each field type and how we can easily tell the type of a field in the Data Source interface using their color, unique identifier, or legend.
Dimensions describe and categorize an entity.
They are usually in text format: such as the name of the landing pages on a website, job title of an employee, or the country from which a visit to a website happens.
We will cover what makes a field a dimension and discuss the different forms of a dimension that we normally encounter in Looker Studio such as names, dates, boolean fields, geographic dimensions, etc.
Metrics are numbers that measure dimensions.
In this lesson we will discuss the different forms of metrics we can utilize in Looker Studio.