Visualizations and Graphs

ListBuilder makes it easy to create graphics and charts based on the results of a query. After reading this page, you’ll be able to create and configure charts.

ListBuilder keeps query details and visualization configuration data together, so when you share a query, recipients get the picture as well as the data.

Quick Guide

You can add an eye-catching chart to any query result set on the Explore. This page shows how to create visualizations that best show off your data.

  1. Create and run your query.
  2. Click the Visualization tab to start configuring your visualization options.
  3. Select the type of visualization that best displays your data. For more options, click … to the right of the displayed visualization options.
  4. Click Edit to configure the visualization option settings, such as naming and arranging chart axes, choosing the position and type of each data series, or modifying the chart color palette.

Choosing a Visualization Type

Once you have created and run your query, click the Visualization tab in the Explore to configure visualization options for the query. Use the chart buttons to pick the visualization type that’s right for the data.

The visualization type you select determines how the data series are represented in your chart. A data series is a set of related data points plotted on a chart. For example, the number of orders placed each day for a set of dates is a series. In a column chart a series is represented by columns of the same color, in a line chart, a series is represented by a single line, and so on. You can see a list of the series for your chart in the series menu, and also on the chart legend.

Fine-Tuning Your Visualizations

ListBuilder builds on the Looker platform. See the following guide to learn to fine-tune your visualizations:

Looker documentation