What is Visual Drilling?
Visual drilling allows users to drill from one visualization into another visualization instead of a data table.
How does it work?
Looker will automatically select a visualization based on the data that will be returned from the drill. The selection mechanism is the same as on the Explore page. Certain types of query results won’t return a visualization, like those that have too many dimension values to plot on a chart.
How about an example?
Sure! Here we’re looking at a state-level map, and we want to drill in by zip codes. We select zip codes from the dropdown here:
and then we show this map of those zip codes
In the past we would have shown a data table. You can toggle between the visualization and the data table using the buttons in the upper right of the modal.
Additionally, Explore From Here will launch the Explore page already seeded with this query.