Currently Scheduled Deployment Dates
Release Rollout Begins: May 14, 2017
Release Final & Download Available: May 25, 2017
In addition to general tweaks and enhancements, this release comes with new and improved features in the following categories. Read on for more detail.
- Dashboards, Visualizations, and Explore
- Looker Platform and Administration
- LookML and Development Environment
Preparing for Release
Please take notice of items marked with a as they indicate changes to existing functionality and may require your attention. For more information see the Legacy Feature Updates and Features by Section below.
- Content Access is now entirely governed by Space Access Controls.
- Introduced the “Allow unlimited downloads that might crash Looker” Legacy Feature.
- Replaced the individual Create Model, Create Dashboard, Create Document, etc. options with a single Add Files menu in the LookML development environment.
Single-Value Dashboard Filters
Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to filter on multiple values; your city lookup Dashboard will look pretty crazy if you filter on New York and Santa Cruz. With Dashboard filter customizations you can set a filter to allow just one value, forcing a match to a user-entered value or a User Attribute. Learn more.
A Simplified System for Content Access
Introducing a streamlined set of content access rules, designed to make it easier to manage users’ experiences and exposure to Looks and Dashboards. No need to sort through a web of model access, user permissions, and Space controls to determine what your users can see; simply use Space Access Controls to govern what folks can see.
Wondering when your users were active? How about what hours you’ve got support covered or when your warehouse staff is scheduled? The new Timeline visualization might be the choice for you! Learn more.
Features by Section
Dashboards, Visualizations, and Explore
- Introduced the Timeline visualization. Learn more.
descriptionwill now appear in a tooltip when hovering over the column header on Dashboards, Looks, or in Explore. Learn more.
The explores in the Explore menu can now be organized using the
group_labelLookML parameter. Learn more.
- Dashboard filters can now be configured to accept just a single filter value. Learn more.
- Added an option to the
vector_tile_regionmap layer to allow for the outlining of regions without data. Learn more.
Looker Platform and Administration
- Content Access is now entirely governed by Space Access Controls. Learn more
- Introduced the “Allow unlimited downloads that might crash Looker” Legacy Feature. Learn more.
- New API endpoints:
- Introduced API endpoints for reading project information.
- Added an API endpoint for LookML validation.
- You can now filter tables on the Persistent Derived Tables Admin panel. Learn more.
- Looker will now pull avatars from Google if you’re using Google Auth.
- Renamed the Edit Look Settings gear menu option to Edit Settings.
LookML and Development Environment
- The LookML generator will now create dimensions of
- Replaced the individual Create Model, Create Dashboard, Create Document, etc. options with a single Add Files menu in the LookML development environment. Learn more.
- Removed the striped gradient from the Development Mode banner.
- Amazon Spectrum. Added support for Amazon Spectrum. Learn more.
General Tweaks and Bug Fixes
- Fixed a couple of issues related to labels and pie charts.
- Fixed an issue where selecting Filter from the data table didn’t open the filter panel.
- Fixed an issue where
all_scheduled_plans()did not return scheduled plans.
- Fixed some table alignment issues when row totals are present but dimensions and row numbers are not.
- Fixed an issue where creating a view from a table could overwrite an existing view if it had the same name.
- Addressed some issues related to manually defining
- Tweaked Look and Dashboard pages to improve header text alignment.