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Looker 7 - news and expectations

As most of you know then Looker 7 was announced a couple of days ago:

Lot’s of great new things coming:

  • New Slack integration
  • Dynamic dashboards
  • Marketplace
  • Multi-cloud hosting
  • Rich development framework

Wanted to know what others mostly expect from it and maybe there is something that you expected, but it’s not planned for version 7?

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Really great work to the Looker team! very exciting stuff here!

Personally, I think it would be really cool to have:

  • In-line Python/R cells into reports and dashboards
  • Autocomplete in SQL Runner
  • SCIM/Deprovisioning from SAML
  • Plot annotations (Arrow on a chart that says “On this date, Client A signed up” etc…)
  • LookML for window functions
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Personally what I expected from 7, but there are no news about it atm:

  • Histograms
  • Drop of 5k row limit in some cases
  • Better maps functionality
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  • +1 (2 total) SQL Runner autocomplete
  • Better LookML test validation (It happily accepts invalid SQL, doesn’t check for parens, etc)
  • Customizable HTML graph types (it’s OK if beta, just need to make, for example, a thermometer)
  • (edit) - Please enable cc emails on scheduled dashboards! Right now, if I want everyone on executive team to get metrics, they each get a separate email. We’d have much more productive discussions if everyone was cc’d on a single email, so that we could have a discussions.
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Trellis mode for most visualization types, please.

With ability to change any settings for any instance of the graph!