Looker Labs features are new, in-progress features, whose details may change over time. They are split into two categories:
- Beta: These features are expected to remain in the product, and errors are expected to be resolved at some point. However, they may change in detail, and errors may not be fixed with the same speed as normal features.
- Experimental: These features may or may not remain in the product, and errors may or may not be corrected. They are intended to let you know what Looker is thinking about and to get your feedback.
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 available features may vary, so the feature names and descriptions are blurred in this example:
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 the User Forums, which sometimes has more detailed descriptions, or reach out to Looker support.
Enabling and Disabling Labs Features
To enable or disable a feature, simply click the ON/OFF switch.
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.