Videos on How to Use Looker


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Videos on How to Use Looker

Looker’s documentation provides video tutorials for both new and experienced users. We recommend checking out our video library for the best viewing experience. These videos are kept up-to-date with Looker releases and currently display Looker release 5.24. Some of these videos also appear in our eLearning Business User Training. Videos that appear in the training are labeled below. The following is a recommended sequence for new users.

First, check out this video to learn how Looker can make your work life easier and more effective:

Why Use Looker?

Next, the basics:

Getting to Looker (eLearning)
Navigating to Saved Content (eLearning)
Viewing Looks
Viewing Dashboards
Making Temporary Dashboard Changes

Once users have watched these introductory videos, they might be interested in scheduling. The scheduling videos assume you watch them in this order:

Scheduling Dashboards
Scheduling Looks
Setting up Alerts

Users can learn to ask their own questions about their data by watching the following videos next:

Asking Questions with Dimensions and Measures (eLearning)
Drilling Into Your Data
Pivoting and Row Totals
Sorting and Column Totals
Column Totals
Bucketing Users with Tiers
Merged Results

Once you are familiar with asking your own questions in Looker, you might want to learn how to create your own reports and dashboards:

Saving and Editing Reports (Looks)
Creating a Blank Dashboard and Adding Tiles
Creating a Dashboard from an Explore
Creating a Dashboard from a Look

You can learn how to edit dashboards and configure dashboard filters by watching the following videos:

Making Lasting Dashboard Changes
Configuring Dashboard Filters
Setting Up Faceted Dashboard Filters

To learn how to limit results to only some of the data, the following videos discuss filtering for certain kinds of data or limiting the total number of rows or pivot columns:

Filtering Overview (eLearning)
Advanced Matches Filters
Custom Filters
Limiting Data

To learn how to create your own fields and formulas using your own business logic, the following videos cover table calculations and custom fields:

Table Calculations
Table Calculations and Visualizations
Custom Fields - new in Looker 5.14 as an experimental labs feature

To learn how to use create multiple y-axes in visualizations, see this video:

Multiple Y-axes

For more developers and admins, these videos are currently available:

Development Mode
Admins & Development Mode
Connecting to a Database
Creating and Configuring a New Project
Configuring Version Control
Creating an Explore, View, and Fields
Adding Fields Using the LookML Editor
Adding Joins and Views

To learn more on any of these topics (and more), check out Looker’s documentation. You may also want to check this article monthly as we’re constantly adding new videos.

Cheers!