Looker Studio is a fantastic tool for building your report. But it's often not a person's actual job to create reports, so it can be hard to work with it. But with a few tips to increase your productivity, you'll find it easier than usual.
One of the most time-consuming tasks in Looker Studio is ensuring every component on a page has suitable filters. Unfortunately, it is also the source of many mistakes, so it's always best to simultaneously apply filters to multiple charts.
You can apply a filter at three different levels :
One of the most common use of Looker Studio is to display a line of cards, displaying the total numbers of something great for your business!
But having all your cards align at the same pixel is always a pain.
What if I told you you could distribute them evenly and align them in 4 clicks?
And you have a nice, evenly distributed line of cards. It will work with any component, so do not hesitate to abuse the vertical and horizontal alignment options.
On multiple pages reports, you will find it hard to have some consistency through pages.
There is one feature to use to have the same page design throughout your report: the report-level component.
You can configure every component (a chart, a date selector, an image, a shape, etc.) to appear on all the pages in the same place.
It is excellent for keeping your design on every page. However, you must create one you like and upgrade all the designs to the report level.
One of the most use cases in Looker Studio is this: you created a report some time ago, and now you need a new page for a new data source. You will likely copy the old page and check every chart to modify the data source.
You can change the data source for every shared data sources chart on the page efficiently by doing this :
You can do a lot of actions in mass. Try to select multiple components simultaneously and check what you can do.
One of the most valuable features lets you copy and paste only a component's style. You can avoid multiple hours of design integration with this neat trick:
You can even select multiple components and paste the style to all of them.
In conclusion, Looker Studio is a powerful tool for creating visually appealing and data-rich reports. To maximize productivity and ensure a smooth workflow, it is essential to utilize various features and techniques such as applying filters to multiple components simultaneously, evenly distributing and aligning components, placing components at the report level, making mass changes to chart data sources, and copying only the style of a component. By incorporating these productivity tips, you can streamline your report-building process, reduce errors, and create consistent, professional-looking reports in Looker Studio. Don't be afraid to experiment with these tips and tricks to find the best combination that works for your unique reporting needs. Happy report building!