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Slider control

Select from a range of values.

Slider controls let you filter by a range of values in a numeric dimension, or select a single value from a numeric parameter.

Slider DATA options

Most of the DATA options only apply to controls as filters. To configure parameter data options, edit the parameter in the data source.

Data Source

Provides the dimensions and parameters you can use in the control.

Date range dimension

This option appears if your data source has a valid date dimension. For Google Ads and Analytics data sources, this option is automatically set to the Date dimension.

The Date Range Dimension is used as the basis for limiting the date range of the chart. For example, this is the dimension used if you set a date range property for the chart, or if you use a date range control to limit the time frame.


Provides the list of values that appear in the control.

Control field

The dimension to filter by or the parameter whose value is set by this control.

Default selection

Specify default values, separated by commas. Be sure to enter the values exactly as they appear in your data.


Show top #

Limits the number of items displayed in the control to the top N values.

Default Date Range

This option limits the values displayed in the control to the range you specify.


Restrict the data displayed in the control by including or excluding the values you specify.


Google Analytics segment

This option appears for components based on a Universal Analytics data source.

A segment is a subset of your Analytics data. You can apply segments to your Looker Studio charts to help ensure that your Looker Studio and Google Analytics reports show the same data. Learn more about Analytics segments in Looker Studio.


Slider STYLE options


Displays the control in a drop-down box.


Displays the control as a fixed-size box.

Label position

Sets the appearance of the control's label.

Slider mode

Available for controls as filters.

  • Range. Makes the minimum and maximum values adjustable.
  • Single value. Lets you use the slider to select a single value.
  • Locked min. Makes only the maximum value in the range adjustable.
  • Locked max. Makes only the minimum value in the range adjustable.

Min value / Max value

Available for controls as filters. Sets the minimum and maximum values in the slider.


Step size

Sets the size of each movement of the slider thumb. For example, to have each move of the slider thumb increase or decrease by 10, set Step size to 10.

Show tick marks / Tick interval

Shows marks on the slider bar at the specified interval.


Shows a text label for the current minimum and maximum slider values.

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