Starting in Looker 5.16 you will need to configure a Teradata driver. These instructions describe that process, assuming use of a startup script similar to the examples provided here.
At a high level, you will need to acquire two Teradata files, include them as part of the startup process, and add an option to tell Looker to access it.
Installing the driver
1. Move the JARs to a subdirectory.
# log in as the looker user
mkdir -p ~/looker/custom_jdbc_drivers/teradata_driver
mv ~/terajdbc4.jar ~/looker/custom_jdbc_drivers/teradata_driver/
mv ~/tdgssconfig.jar ~/looker/custom_jdbc_drivers/teradata_driver/
2. Create a configuration file
~/looker directory, create a configuration file if one does not exist to tell Looker to use the new driver.
and add the following
- name: teradata
3. Tell Looker to use the new driver
If you're already using a
lookerstart.cfg file, just add another startup option to that. If not you can add it directly to your startup script or create one (recommended).
and add the
--use-custom-jdbc-config to the list of
LOOKERARGS environment variable. Make sure to leave any other configs that are set there.
4. Restart Looker