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Looker documentation will be moving to cloud.google.com in mid-2022!
All the information you rely on will be migrated and all docs.looker.com URLs will be redirected to the appropriate page.
Making announcements to your users

If your company uses the Looker pre-built homepage, admins or users with the manage_homepage permission can share text, links, and images in the sidebar with all Looker users:

Before content is added to the sidebar, non-admin users see the pre-built homepage with no sidebar. Admins and users with the manage_homepage permission see a prompt to add content:

Admins and users with the manage_homepage permission can add or edit the sidebar.

Adding a card

  1. Select Edit.
  2. A new blank card form appears automatically for the first card in the sidebar. Click the New button to add additional cards.
  3. Enter a Title for the card. The title appears as bold text that is always visible on the card.
  4. Optionally, enter the following:
    • Text: Text that appears when a user hovers over the card.
    • Link: URL that opens in a new browser tab when a user clicks on the card. Enter the full URL, including the https:// or http://. The URL path does not display to the user; you can use the Text field to alert the user that the card is a clickable hyperlink.
    • Image: Image that displays in the card. Click the Choose File button to select an image file on your computer.
  5. Click Save. If desired, click the New button to add another card.
  6. When finished, click Done.

Editing a card

  1. Select the Edit to edit the sidebar.
  2. Click the Edit icon for the card to edit.
  3. Optionally, edit the following:
    • Title: Bold text that is always visible on the card.
    • Text: Text that appears when a user hovers over the card.
    • Link: URL that opens in a new browser tab when a user clicks on the card.
  4. Optionally, click on the trash bin icon to delete the card’s image. If desired, click Choose File to navigate to and upload a new image for the card.
  5. Click Save to save the card.
  6. When complete, click Done.

Changing a title

  1. Select Edit.
  2. Select the existing title and replace it with a new sidebar title.
  3. To save changes, click Done.

Rearranging cards

  1. Select Edit to edit the sidebar.
  2. Click and drag the three-line icon in the upper left of a card to move the card’s order in the sidebar.
  3. Optionally, move other cards.
  4. When complete, click Done.

Deleting a card

  1. Select Edit to edit the sidebar.
  2. Click the trash icon for the card to remove.

  3. Click OK to confirm the deletion.

  4. Click Done.

Linking to Markdown documents

You can write documentation, announcements, or information for Looker projects using GitHub-flavored markdown and link to the documentation files in the sidebar.

Users with develop privileges can navigate to and obtain the URL for a markdown document:

  1. Navigate to the project.
  2. Click on the name of the document (or create a new document).
  3. From the document menu, click View Document.
  4. From the new browser window, copy the URL for the document.
  5. Paste the markdown file URL into the Link field of a sidebar card.

Now, users can click that sidebar card and Looker will open the document in a new browser tab.

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