Getting Started: Looker
In the left sidebar under Looker, click on Explores or Dashboards & Looks to see everything in one place, ordered by popularity. Popularity in Looker is based on the number of views.
From this page, you can see all the Explores from each of your folders in one place, ordered by popularity.
Use the Filters in the right sidebar to change which Explores you see based on level of popularity, Tags, and more.
Click on a folder within the Explores hierarchy to see explores filtered by that folder.
Click on an explore from the sidebar or the Explores page to see details about the Explore. Each Explore will also display fields ordered by popularity.
The Lineage tab will show where the data in the Explore comes from, or check the Related tab to see what Downstream Dashboards are built from this data. See the Top Users of the Explore or post questions in the Discussion tab.
Select Star can identify Looker fields which have been used as a Filter or a Pivot.
The Dashboards & Looks page shows all Dashboards & Looks ordered by Popularity.
The Created By filter on this page allows you to find Dashboards created by a specific user, if you click + Add Filter.
The Data Type filter lets you filter by either Dashboards or Looks
The other filters work the same way as the ones on the Explores page, allowing you to see Dashboards and Looks with a specific tag or with a level of popularity.
Select Star displays a dashboard loading and quality status based on when the last dashboard or look run has happened. You may find the quality status from the following icons:
- Indicates uncertain loading status. This dashboard has not been run in a while.❓
- This dashboard's last run was unsuccessful. One or more of the queries has an error.⚠
- No icon on this page indicates the dashboard is loading successfully. No news is good news! Individual dashboard pages will show Loading Status: ✅
Click on a folder from the Dashboards & Looks hierarchy to see dashboards and looks filtered by that folder.
Click on a report from the All Reports page to see detailed information about that report, such as lineage, Top Users of the report, and more.
Similarly, you can also navigate to a Look page which will have only tile associated with it.
For more information on the Dashboard/Looks page:
The View page shows all Looker Views ingested.
All filters on the Views page work the same way as the ones on the Explores page, allowing you to see Views with a specific tag or with a level of popularity.
Click on a project in the View hierarchy to see views filtered by that project
Click on a View from the All Views page to see detailed information about that View, such as lineage, Top Users and more.
Similar to Explore and Dashboard Pages, each view shows fields associated with it ordered by popularity.
The Lineage tab will show where the data in the view goes to, or check the Related tab to see what Downstream Dashboards are built from this view. See the Top Users of the view or post questions in the Discussion tab.
The Overview tab shows the operational information for view such as its description, popularity and business and technical owners.