how to sum more than one dimension at looker?

  • 4 November 2021
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I need to SUM more than one dimension in a looker view. How can I do that?


I need to create a measure who is the sum of these three dimensions

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Userlevel 3

Hi @Bruna ,

If you are putting this value on a report, adding a table calculation is possible.

Just add a table calculation under the custom fields tab when building a report.

 Then insert the fields you want to sum like so.

Hope this helps!

Userlevel 2


Hi Bruna,


One way to achieve a sum of dimensions is by using looker - Table calculations .

The prerequisites of the dimensions is : all dimensions that are included in the sum must contain 

type:number .





For instance:

 dimension: training_duration_two {
type: number
sql: ${TABLE}.training_duration_two ;;

dimension: training_duration_two_minutes {
type: number
sql: CAST(trim(${TABLE}.training_duration_two) AS INTEGER) ;;
dimension: training_duration_three {
type: number
sql: ${TABLE}.training_duration_three ;;



After saving lookML changes, you need to add the table calculation needed:





The following menu will appear, in this box the sum is created by indicating the dimensions you want to sum:



After creating the new table calculation, the output will create a green column (green color column indicates that it is a table calculation column)