Today, I have an exciting update for you, we’re delving into bands and vertical reference lines in Looker Studio: new feature that were released just last week.
If you’ve been working with time series charts in Looker Studio, this feature will be a game-changer for you.
Previously, we could only add horizontal reference lines to our charts. Now, with the introduction of vertical reference lines and bands, we can highlight specific points or periods of time on our charts:
Here’s what I’ll cover in today’s tip:
- Vertical Reference Lines: This allows us to add vertical lines at specific points on our time series chart. For instance, we can highlight when there was a server crash or when a new campaign was launched.
- Bands (Horizontal and Vertical): Bands are an extension of reference lines where we can shade the area between two reference lines. This helps in highlighting a range of dates on our chart, for example during a sales campaign or product launch.
Watch it here (10mins)
Note: Vertical reference lines are best used when the date range of your dashboard is fixed and you don’t anticipate values falling outside this date range.