Using Report-Level Elements in Looker Studio | GlowMetrics

May 7th 2024

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Posted by Georgia Sloan

Using Report-Level Elements in Looker Studio

Tired of copying and pasting repetitive content across your Looker Studio reports? Let’s make them report-level!

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Tired of copying and pasting repetitive content across your Looker Studio reports?

When you have elements that need to be on every page, it can feel like a chore to copy and paste them across the whole report. This is where report-level elements come in, they allow you to streamline your workflow and ensure consistency in your dashboards. Here, we’ll dive into what they are, when they are useful and how to use them.

What is a report-level element?

A report-level element in Looker Studio is a component that appears on every single page of your report, unlike standard elements that are confined to the page they’re added to. This functionality helps streamline your workflow and ensures consistency across your reports, especially when dealing with repetitive elements like:

  • Logos: Display your company/client logo prominently on every page for consistent branding.
  • Disclaimers: Easily integrate legal information or data source attributions throughout your report.
  • Headers and Footers: Create page headers or footers containing report titles, page numbers, or additional information that should appear on all pages.
  • Navigation Elements: Include consistent navigation elements like page thumbnails or a table of contents for multi-page reports.
  • Report Filters: Pre-set data filters applied at the report level can be incredibly useful for focusing client reports on specific data sets without needing manual adjustments on each page. This is particularly helpful for reports with a large amount of data or when targeting specific client needs.

By making these elements report-level, you eliminate the need to manually copy and paste them onto each page, saving you time and effort. Additionally, it ensures a uniform look and feel across the entire report, leading to a more professional presentation for your clients.

How to make an element report-level:

Here we’re going to use a report header as an example but these steps can be applied to any element! (and yes… that is an Animal Crossing dashboard).

  1. Enter Edit Mode: Open your Looker Studio report and ensure you’re in edit mode. You can typically find an “Edit” button in the top toolbar.

  2. Select the Target Element: Click on the element you want to designate as report-level. This could be a text box, image, or any other visual component. TIP: If you have selected a number of elements and want to deselect one, press the shift key and use the mouse to click the element again – this will deselect it. 

  3. Right-Click: Right-click on the chosen element. A menu will appear.

  4. Make the element report-level: Select “Make report-level” from the menu. Congratulations! Your element has now been elevated to report-wide status and will appear on every page of the report.

Pro Tip: To revert an element back to page-level, simply follow the same steps and choose “Make page-level” from the menu.

Want to Learn More About Looker Studio?

For more on Looker Studio, check out our Guide To Using Filters and Using Comparison Metrics. If you have any questions or there’s anything else we can help with on Looker Studio, please leave a comment below, or contact us at contact@glowmetrics.com.

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Georgia is a Digital Analytics Assistant who has recently joined GlowMetrics. She works on assisting with projects across Google Analytics and Data Studio, creating data dashboards and social.
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