How Do You Customize Looker Dashboards?

Customizable dashboards in Looker empower users to tailor data views and insights, enhancing decision-making and reporting.
May 16, 2024

Looker is a cloud-based business intelligence platform that allows users to explore big data and share business insights in real-time. It offers a range of data visualization tools, including customizable dashboards, to help users analyze and understand their data.

Looker dashboards are customizable, interactive, and user-friendly data visualizations that help business teams track metrics and KPIs, monitor trends, and spot opportunities. Dashboards can be customized to fit a user's needs and can include multiple tables, graphs, or Looks on a single page. Users can also make dashboards interactive so that others can filter down to the data they want to see.

  • Edit Mode: Enter edit mode by selecting Edit dashboard from the Dashboard actions menu. In edit mode, you can add, move, edit, or delete tiles or filters, and edit the dashboard title.
  • Filters: Each dashboard has a filter menu at the top of the page. You can enter a filter label or value in the text box, or open the dropdown to browse options. You can add multiple values to most filters, and filters you enable automatically apply to all reports and data on the page.
  • Themes: Use custom themes to customize the appearance of your dashboard, including font family, text color, background color, button color, and tile color. In the Edit theme panel, you can customize settings like primary styles, report background, text style, component background and border, border shadow, and accent styles.

What tools can I use to customize my Looker dashboard?

Looker dashboards can be customized with filters and other tools to help users focus on the information they need. For example, users can adjust the time period shown, the product category, customer type, and more. Looker also offers pre-designed templates that users can customize to fit their needs.

  • Time Period Adjustment: Users can adjust the time period shown on their dashboard to focus on specific data ranges.
  • Product Category Filters: Users can filter their dashboard data based on product categories to gain insights into specific areas of their business.
  • Customer Type Filters: Users can filter their dashboard data based on customer types to understand their customer base better.
  • Pre-Designed Templates: Looker offers pre-designed templates that users can customize to fit their needs, saving time and effort in dashboard creation.

What are the benefits of integrating Secoda with Looker?

Secoda and Looker integration provides a single source of truth for data teams, making it easier to track data lineage, access data dictionaries, and track data sources and flows. This integration enhances the capabilities of Looker, providing additional features and benefits.

  • Secure SQL queries: Looker sends secure SQL queries to data stored in Secoda for quick data retrieval. This ensures that your data is accessed securely and efficiently.
  • Data catalog: Secoda's data catalog is easy to use, allowing users and businesses to access and query data quickly and efficiently. This enhances the user experience and improves productivity.
  • Automated completeness checks: Secoda integration with Looker automates completeness checks for data in Looker. This ensures that your data is always complete and reliable.

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