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Looker 6.24 Release Notes

Anticipated Deployment Dates

Release Rollout Begins: Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Release Final & Download Available: Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Important Notice: This the final release where release notes will be found in Discourse. Moving forward, release notes will live within our standard Looker documentation.

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Release Highlights

In addition to general tweaks and enhancements, this release comes with new and improved features in the following categories. Read on for more detail.

Preparing for Release

Please take notice of items marked with a :zap: 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.

Beta and Experimental Labs Features

The following new and improved experimental and beta features are marked with a :alembic::


Notable Features

Slack App

:alembic: Introduced support for a new Slack integration for Looker-hosted instances. This new integration allows users to send content to DMs, public channels and private channels via OAuth. Learn more.

Curated Search

:alembic: :zap: Introduced a new beta labs features called Curated Search to enhance the content search experience. This search will include content from a user’s folder, shared folders, or on boards. Learn more. Note: This labs feature is enabled by default.

Dashboards (Beta)

:alembic: Introduced a new labs feature, New Dashboard Experience. This features gives dashboards a new look, customizable and user-friendly filters, a new creation experience and editing flow, and faster performance. Users can also seamlessly switch a dashboard between the beta and original layout. Learn more.

Features by Section

Embedded Analytics

  • Embed Events Introduced support for developers to build on-the-fly UI controls for embed users to dynamically control dashboards:
    • Visualization configuration settings: chart type, axis labels, etc.
    • Dashboard layout: tile position and visibility
    • Tile settings: titles and visibility
  • Introduced support for a new API endpoint: create_sso_embed_URL. Learn more.

Platform and Administration

  • Boards. Users who share a board will have the option to send an email notification to newly added users, encouraging them to add the board to their list. Learn more.
  • Action Hub:
    • Braze: Added optional attributes. Learn more.
    • mParticle: New supported custom action. Learn more.
    • Auger.ai: New supported custom action - send data for machine learning evaluation. Learn more.

Scheduling & Downloads

Marketplace Content

Dialects

  • Clickhouse. Introducing support for this dialect. Learn more.
  • MS SQL DW & Azure SQL. Introduced timezones support.
  • Snowflake. Introduced OAuth support. Learn more.

LookML and Development

  • Localization. Added support to localize comparison_label and single_value_title parameters.

General Tweaks and Fixes

Embedded Analytics

  • Fixed an issue where the embed theme overrode conditional formatting in a single value visualization.
  • :zap: API 3.1. create_sql_query endpoint has been modified to ask for a connection name (string) parameter instead of connection id (integer).
  • Queries with SQL errors no longer return a 500 response on the /api/3.1/query_tasks/multi_results endpoint.
  • Linked to detailed requirements in API docs for embed users to schedule to email.
  • :zap: API 3.0 & 3.1. Many endpoints incorrectly responded with image/jpg format and now they respond with image/jpeg.
  • Adjusted how the URI Validator evaluated whether the required parameters of a URI are set.
  • Embed_domain URL parameter is now carried forward in the explore URL.
  • Updated the documentation for all_git_connection_tests endpoint to require the session to be in development mode.

Platform and Administration

  • The model set list under roles in the admin page is now updated to show the correct models.
  • Unicode encoding from IdP now correctly converts to expected single unicode character for SAML attribute pairing.
  • Looks with multiple pivots using the Run Look endpoint and outputting JSON no longer replace pivot keys with “”.
  • Selecting “Update” for the “Default Export Format” from Admin settings no longer returns a 500 error message.
  • Adjusted the schedule_look_email permission to be model specific.

Scheduling & Downloads

  • Public look links no longer result in a 404 error message when selecting JSON format as the output.
  • The option to download “All Results” on a tile menu is now greyed out to prevent non-streamable results from yielding a Refuse to run query... error.
  • Downloading a LookML dashboard as a PDF no longer inserts page breaks over visualizations.
  • LookML dashboards scheduled with the ‘fit to page’ option is no longer rendering a shrunken and cut off PDF.

LookML and Development

  • Creating a project with a BigQuery connection no longer generates the file in old LookML.
  • Markdown files can now be searched successfully within folders in the IDE.
  • Failed data tests now prohibit the ability to push changes to production, even with pull requests required enabled.
  • Renaming a folder in the IDE no longer returns a “The requested file failed to load” error.
  • Removed the host, port and database fields from populating when enabling “PDT override” on a database connection.
  • Returned the option to “Create view from table” in the IDE.
  • The option to “Explain in SQL runner” is now hidden if a SQL dialect does not support the EXPLAIN function.
  • Fixed external configuration errors being cached in the LookML validator.
  • Removed the generated _FILE and _LINE_NUM parameters that displayed when copying a dashboard’s LookML.
  • An internally created field will not automatically be added to a drill path as a filter.
  • Data tests no longer require a view file to have a unique name.
  • America - Sao Paulo timezones are no longer off by one hour due to daylight savings time.

Dialects

  • Amazon Athena. Improved the performance for returning the connection’s schemas.
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Is 6.24 really available yet? We get 6.22 from the download site when we request the latest release.

We got this message from Looker.

We have discovered and are actively working to address issues surfaced during early release deployment and have postponed the scheduled release of Looker 6.24. We expect these issues to be resolved shortly and to deploy Looker 6.24 on Monday, December 2nd between 9pm - 11pm GMT.

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Thanks for reaching out. Once 6.24 is ready for distribution we will notify via email that it’s available from the download portal.

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