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Last Updated: December 10, 2022

Note: Google Data Studio is now known as Looker Studio.

While editing a data source schema, you get the option to change the ‘Field editing in reports‘ settings:

field editing on

Use the Field editing in reports setting to allow or stop report editors from changing the definition of data source schema fields at the chart level. 

By default, the ‘Field editing in reports’ setting is turned ON and you should keep it ON because it makes customizing your reports faster and easier.

If you want to stop report editors from changing the definitions of data source schema fields at the chart level then set the  ‘Field editing in reports’ setting to ‘OFF’ by simply clicking on it once:

click ON
field editing off

What can you edit if field editing is turned on? 

When editing field in Looker Studio you can do the following things

  1. Fields Name: You can edit field name for example, you can rename the profit to net profit.
  2. Metric Aggregation: You can change metric aggregation. For example, you can change average order value from Sum to Average.
  3. Field Data Type: You can change the field data type like converting a numeric field into percent or converting a text field to a URL.

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