How to disable download option in looker


(Jason) #1

Hi There,

Is there a way to disable the user to download the report?
Is there a way to limit the download report type?


Best regards,


(Ben) #2

Hi @agladboy

There are two user level permissions of download_with_limit and download_without_limit. To quote from the docs (, here’s an explanation of each:

Let users download queries (as CSV, Excel, and other formats), but always require that the user specifies a row limit of 5,000 or fewer, which can help to avoid memory problems on your instance for very large downloads.

The same as download_with_limit , but does not require the user to specify a row limit.

This permission has an associated legacy feature.

There doesn’t appear to be a way to restrict to certain kinds of export formats.

Hope that helps,

(Jason) #3

Hi Ben,

Thank you very much for your information.

Best regards,


(Xin Bao) #4

Thanks for the answer from @Ben

Hi Jason,

I will create a feature request for you regarding limiting the download report type. Could you share more about this use case?


(Jason) #5

Hi Xin,

Thank you and we are integrating the looker into our product and the user is embeded user and when the user is trying to download by html, the error message ‘You are not authorized to view this page.’ is displayed when user clicks on the value from the HTML report.

This is the reason we want to disable the html download.
And it looks like there is no way to disable the link of the measure in the html report so the user will not be able to click the hyperlink.

Thanks again!

Best regards,