Custom Visualisation - Basic Questions

  • 21 March 2017
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I’d like to get to know some basic information about custom viz and the potential.

I’m looking for a way to display information like shown in the two screenshots which is not really possible right now in Looker (or doesn’t look as “clean” as I would wish).

There are ways in D3.js to have grouped stacked bars like here:

1.) Is it possible to create a custom viz which will be some kind of similar to the two screenshots I provided ?

2.) Is it possible to apply the known options fields from the Looker UI to a custom viz (like y-axis min/max, labels etc.) - I know some of them work but all of them ?

Right now it’s really hard to estimate if it is worth the effort since I don’t know the answer to question #1 and #2.

If someone can give me some answers I’ll make my work available so others can use it as well.

PS: I read already this article: Custom Viz Article

Another Article worth mentioning: Link



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Hey Frank ,

These visualizations are not available currently in Looker.

That is a good suggestion, so I will pass your feedback along to our product team!

However, I was able to find a link to StackOverflow where someone created a visualization similar to the second one you have, using the D3.js library.

Regarding the application of the fields from Looker UI, I am not sure, but through D3 you can set the axis, min/max, tick count, and other option parameters for your visualization.

Also, please see this GitHub repo which contains some code examples for custom visualizations which may help you get started.