Looker Dashboards allow you to combine key queries and visualizations into a one page executive view. This tutorial demonstrates the high-level steps to create a LookML Dashboard. LookML Dashboards are defined with LookML code, and stored as version-controlled files associated with the project.
See the LookML Visualization Reference for the complete list of supported visualizations and their parameters.
To create a new dashboard, create a LookML file with the dashboard name:
EDIT DASHBOARD FILE
Edit the dashboard file header with a name, title, and config preferences:
- dashboard: business_pulse title: Business Pulse layout: grid elements:
See the LookML Dashboard Reference for a complete listing of available parameters.
Build a query you want to turn into a dashboard element and edit in the Visualization section:
Click on Get Dashboard LookML to expose the LookML needed for the dashboard file.
Copy the snippet into the dashboard file, adjusting parameters as needed based on the LookML Visualization Reference.
SAVE FILE AND PREVIEW
Save the file, preview the dashboard, and commit your changes via Git to put the dashboard into production mode when you are ready.