description (for Explores)

This page refers to the description parameter that is part of an Explore.

description can also be used as part of a field, described on the description (for fields) parameter documentation page.

description can also be used as part of a dashboard, described on the Dashboard parameters documentation page.


explore: explore_name {
  description: "Description I Want"
Default Value

A string


description lets you add information about the Explore to the UI, so users can get additional information while creating reports. For example, here is a description parameter:

explore: order_items {
  description: "Based on the individual items that comprise customer orders"

If a description is added to an Explore, users can see the description by hovering over the information icon next to the Explore name at the top of the field picker:

Users can also use the same information icon in the drop-down list of Explores:

If you do not explicitly add a description to an Explore, no description will be shown.


Add a description to an Explore named User:

explore: user {
  description: "All customer users, staff users are excluded"