Legacy Features End-of-life Schedule


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At Looker we sometimes make the tough decision to replace existing functionality with new functionality that we truly believe will result in a better product for all users. When that happens, the old feature becomes a “Legacy” Feature, which allows it to continue functioning for all customers who were already using it, but removes that feature from the product for all new users.

Customers should ultimately transition off of Legacy Features to take advantage of the newer functionality, which is usually simpler, more reliable, or more useful. Once that transition is complete, those customers can then “turn off” the Legacy Feature for themselves in the Legacy Features section of the Admin panel (/admin/legacy).

To ensure that customers don’t fall too far behind the engine of Looker progress, we will begin to end of life current Legacy Features. Through this process, we hope to both improve the product and make transitions to new features and behaviors as smooth as possible.

Please note, these changes may require customers to devote their internal resources to migrate off of Legacy Features. This schedule provides a timeline of when current Legacy Features will be formally removed.

Legacy Feature Deprecated in Disabled in Completely removed in Status
Native Derivied Tables Convert Dates and Yesnos to Strings 5.22 6.0 6.6 Transition Guidelines
Legacy Visualizations 6.0 6.0 6.6 Transition Guidelines

Previously removed Legacy Features

Legacy Feature Deprecated in Disabled in Completely removed in Status
Old Field Chooser 3.18 3.38 Removed in 3.38
Field Labels Can Override View Label 3.16 3.44 3.46 Removed in 3.46 Transition Guidelines
Leading Period in Field Names 3.16 3.44 3.46 Removed in 3.46 Transition Guidelines
Upper Case Labels in Downloads and Chart Configurations 3.16 3.44 3.46 Removed in 3.46 Transition Guidelines
Send email from looker@looker.com 3.32 3.44 3.46 Removed in 3.46 Transition Guidelines
Default Redshift PDT Distribution Style EVEN 3.36 3.44 3.46 Removed in 3.46 Transition Guidelines
$$ substitution 3.46 3.48 3.50 Removed in 3.50 Transition Guidelines
Joins declared in views 3.46 3.48 3.50 Removed in 3.52 Transition Guidelines
LookML "scoping" Parameter 3.46 3.48 3.50 Removed in 3.52 Transition Guidelines
Legacy Drill Behavior 3.42 4.8 4.22 Removed in 4.22 Transition Guidelines
Add Unscoped Field Name Alias 3.52 3.54 3.56 Removed in 4.6 Transition Guidelines
Unsafe Liquid Functions 3.48 4.20 5.0 Removed in 5.0 Transition Guidelines
Non-Symmetric Aggregates 3.16 4.20 5.0 Removed in 5.0 Transition Guidelines
Row Limit Only 3.16 4.20 5.0 Removed in 5.0 Transition Guidelines
LookML "decimals" Parameter and "int" Field Type 3.38 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
Deprecated LookML Parameters 3.16 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
Legacy Oracle Security Settings 3.50 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
Single Row Table Headers 3.52 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
JSON Numbers as Strings 3.52 4.0 & 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
Coerce Dimensions to Measures 3.54 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
Default query result persistence is 5 minutes 4.2 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
YAML-based LookML for modeling 4.4 4.10 & 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
Implicit Dashboard Default Timezone 4.10 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
Allow unlimited downloads that might crash Looker 4.14 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
User-based dev mode 4.16 4.16 & 5.0 5.4 Removed in 5.4 Transition Guidelines
Allow creating legacy API-only users 4.0 4.0 & 4.20 5.12 Removed in 5.12 Transition Guidelines
Allow Calling Legacy Query API 5.2 5.6 5.12 Removed in 5.12 Transition Guidelines
Allow the access_filter_fields parameter 4.14 5.22 6.0 Removed in 3.38 Transition Guidelines

Updated October 17, 2018


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