Filters repopulating after deleting another filter

  • 29 July 2016
  • 6 replies

Hello, recently a lot of co-workers have expressed that whenever they delete their filters to change to a new filter the old filter that they deleted will repopulate itself when they delete a second filter.

(It kind of looks like you’re playing whack-a-mole with filters.)

Has anyone experienced this before and know a fix for it?

Thank you.

6 replies

Userlevel 3

Hey @Alex_J,

We are looking into this. Can you send URLs or Looks of where this is being experienced to



Userlevel 2

With conditionally_filter set as follows —


foo: 'bar'

unless: [baz]

— if there’s a filter in place on the dimension foo (and no others) and the user removes that filter to instead filter on the dimension baz, then the filter on foo will repopulate itself when the filter on baz is removed. This sounds like what you’re describing and is by design. Obviously, Looker staff will be able to help you personally and determine whether that’s the issue in your case, but hopefully this post will help others who run into the same issue.

Hello Mike, I sent pulls a little while back and they said they could see the whack-a-mole behavior happening and that they’d send it to the Eng’s. I haven’t heard anything back as of yet. Have you happened to see or hear anything on this?

Userlevel 4

@Alex_J would you be able to check for conditionally_filter: in the model file re: @Michael’s comment above? I’m unable to reproduce this behavior otherwise.

@Zam Absolutely; however, I’m still a bit new to this portion of looker. Exactly where will I find the model file?

@Zam @Michael Thank you for the help!

This all makes perfect sense now.