Looker Actions - Google Cloud Storage

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(jamie.davidson) #1

Looker Actions - Google Cloud Storage

Looker is launching a Google Cloud Storage action, allowing customers to send data to Google Cloud Storage from within Looker. This action will allow Looker customers ti send Looker data to Google Cloud Storage on a one-off or scheduled basis.

Enable the Google Cloud Storage Action

Note: Your Looker instance must be on Looker 5.6.

  1. To enable the action in Looker, go to your Admin panel and the Actions Tab under the Platform header [your-instance.looker.com/admin/actions]. (Admin > Platform > Actions)

  2. Select “Enable” on the Action you would like to enable.

  3. In your Google Cloud console [https://console.cloud.google.com]:

    1. Enable the Google Cloud Storage API and Google Cloud Storage JSON API.

    2. Generate a Service Account with permissions to create objects in GCS.

    3. Create a Service Account Key (with Storage Admin role) and download the JSON key file. [https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/credentials]

    4. Note the Project Id, Client Email, Private Key (everything inside the quotation mark, including the comment and “/n” ) in the key file.

  4. Copy your Google Cloud Storage API key and paste into the Looker Actions Page.

Send data to Google Cloud Storage

Great, now you’ve setup your API keys so that Looker can communicate with Google Cloud!

Create and Send or Schedule a Report

  1. In Looker, view a Look, explore data or view a dashboard to see the data you want to send to Google Cloud Storage.

  2. Then start to send the data now or schedule the data to be sent later or periodically.

  3. In the Send or Schedule window’s Destination field, select “Google Cloud Storage”.

  4. In the Bucket field, specify the Google Cloud Bucket location for the data file.

  5. Optionally, in the Filename field, type the name for the data file.

  6. Click Send.
    Your data will be in your Google Cloud Storage bucket!

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Looker 5.20 Extended Support Release Notes
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(David LaRocque) #2

When is this going to be available. You said version 5.6, but only 5.18 is getting released? What’s the timeframe for having this available?

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(jamie.davidson) #3

The Google Cloud Storage action is live now as of 5.16 release.

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(David LaRocque) #4

Aha! I needed to use the Refresh button on the page to get it to appear.

Perhaps fix your typo from 5.6 to 5.16?

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