As of Looker 3.42, we have added new drilling behavior. By default, drilling into a dimension or measure in a Dashboard or in Explore will open up the drill preview, which will show the results of the drill without redirecting to a new page in the browser.
This makes drilling easier and more fluid - you can drill in and explore your data without ever leaving the dashboard or explore you’re looking at.
What does a drill preview look like?
Let’s say I want drill into the number of first purchasers on this dashboard:
This will open up the 1,157 first purchasers directly in the drill preview like so:
If I want to explore this data further, I can click Explore from Here. Or, if I decide I don’t want to know more about these rows, I can close the preview. This will bring me back to the dashboard, without having to reload any pages. This enables me to drill into data without every leaving the dashboard or explore I’m currently in.
Note you can disable this feature by going to the Legacy section of the Admin panel and checking the box for the Legacy Drill Behavior feature. Click Update.