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Can you format dates using value format?

  • 6 April 2021
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Last Tested: Mar 23, 2021


We are limited at the moment for this! The Value Format parameter in the settings for the Single Value visualization and the value_format LookML parameter are only for numbers, unlike the Time Label Format available in other visualization types. If you have access to our feedback system, there is a feature request to allow dates to be formatted that you can add your vote here:

You can see the kinds of formatting that you can do with value_format here:


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Is there any update for this @Department of Customer Love ?

Can we format our timestamps inside the dimension_group using value format or something yet in LookML? If not, is there any plan to release that kinda update by looker?


Would really appreciate if you have any answer for this!!!!