Labs Overview

Looker Labs features are new, in process features, whose details may change over time. They are split into two categories:

You can choose to use these features or leave them disabled. You’ll see a list of these features in the Admin section’s Labs panel. The list of features varies by release but looks like this:

Each feature has a short description underneath it explaining the functionality that it adds or changes in Looker. If you would like more detail check out Discourse, which sometimes has more detailed descriptions, or reach out to Looker support.

Enabling and Disabling Labs Features

To enable or disable a feature, simply toggle the On / Off button.

Use caution when disabling a Labs feature. If users or developers have relied on the feature to create a certain behavior, disabling the feature will break that functionality.