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LookML Project Files

A Looker project is a collection of LookML files that tell Looker how to connect to your database, how to query your data, and how to control the user interface’s behavior.

Project files are shown in the side panel of the Looker IDE. If your project is enabled for folders in the IDE, LookML developers can customize the file organization to match your project. Here is an example project with folders for each file type:

If your project is not enabled for folders, the IDE organizes your files according to file type, like this:

You can automatically generate a model file and view files based on your database when you create a new project. For existing projects, you can create new files manually by clicking the + icon at the top of the project file list in the Looker IDE.

Project File Types

A LookML project can have the following types of files. All project files have extensions, although the extensions are hidden in the IDE list if your project isn’t enabled for folders in the IDE.

Click the links to get more information about the files types:

Accessing Project Files

To view existing projects on the LookML Projects page, click the Develop menu and choose Manage LookML Projects.

The projects you see in those lists depend on the following things:

For more information, see the Accessing and Editing Project Information documentation page.