group_label (for fields)

This page refers to the group_label parameter that is part of a field.

group_label can also be used as part of an Explore, as described on the group_label (for Explores) parameter documentation page.


view: view_name {
  dimension: field_name {
    group_label: "desired label name"
Possible Field Types
Dimension, Dimension Group, Filter, Measure

A string


The group_label parameter lets you combine fields into custom groups, within a given view, in the field picker. For example:

view: accounts {
  dimension: shipping_city {
    sql: ${TABLE}.shipping_city ;;
    group_label: "Shipping Info"
  dimension: shipping_state {
    sql: ${TABLE}.shipping_state ;;
    group_label: "Shipping Info"
  dimension: shipping_street {
    sql: ${TABLE}.shipping_street ;;
    group_label: "Shipping Info"

In this case, instead of the fields appearing ungrouped, they are combined into an expandable Shipping Info section.

You can also use the group_item_label parameter to specify how fields appear in the field picker under a group label. See the group_item_label parameter documentation page for details.

group_label also interacts with dimension groups in useful ways, since a dimension group automatically places its fields together in the field picker. By using group_label, you can add additional fields into the dimension group. For example:

view: accounts {
  dimension_group: created {
    type: time
    timeframes: [date, week, month]
    sql: ${TABLE}.created_date ;;
  dimension: special_date_calculation {
    sql: QUARTER(${TABLE}.created_date)
    group_label: "Created Date" ;;

In the field picker, the Special Date Calculation field would appear in the Created Date dimension group.

You must have at least one field with the group label to create a group in the field picker. In addition, you can't group dimensions and measures together under the same group label, because all dimensions always appear above all measures within any given view.

For example, the following code creates a field named Engine Type inside a group label named Engine Details:

dimension: engine_type {
    group_label: "Engine Details"
    type: string
    sql: ${TABLE}.engine_type ;;