This page refers to the
hiddenparameter that is part of an Explore.
hiddencan also be used as part of a field, described on the
hidden(for fields) parameter documentation page.
AcceptsA Boolean (
hidden enables you to hide an Explore from the Explore menu. By default,
hidden is off and the Explore will be displayed.
Hide the Order Explore from the Explore menu:
hidden does not hide LookML or prevent Explore access via the URL
Depending upon permissions, some business users are able to see LookML. Even if an Explore is hidden from the Explore menu, such business users will be able to see its existence in the LookML.
Additionally, a business user would be able to gain access to the Explore if they were savvy enough to manually modify the URL.
For these reasons,
hidden is not meant as a security feature, but rather as a presentation feature.
Things to know
hidden is useful for dashboard-only Explores
It may initially seem odd to create an Explore and then prevent business users from accessing it. The most common use case for
hidden is to create Explores that are only used to populate specific dashboard tiles, but are otherwise uninteresting for exploration.