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Navigating to content in the Looker mobile application

If mobile application access is enabled for your instance and you have installed the app on your Android or iOS device, you can sign in to your Looker account and navigate to content in the app.

The Looker mobile app allows you to do the following:

Using the navigation menu

When you sign in to the Looker mobile app, the app displays the Recently Viewed screen. You can use the following options in the app’s bottom navigation menu to navigate to the content you want to view:

You can open a Look or dashboard in the app by selecting the title or content card for the Look or dashboard you want to view on the Recently Viewed or Favorites screens, on a board, or in a folder. For more information on viewing Looks and dashboards in the app, see the documentation pages on viewing Looks and viewing dashboards.

Viewing your most recently viewed or favorite content

You can access the Recently Viewed and Favorites screens by selecting Recent or Favorites from the app’s navigation menu:

The Recently Viewed and Favorites screens include the following elements:

  1. Search bar: Lets you search for specific Looks and dashboards by title.
  2. Sort menu: Sets how Looks and dashboards are sorted.
  3. Three-dot menu: Opens a menu that includes the options to add or remove the Look or dashboard from your favorites, share the Look or dashboard, copy the link to the Look or dashboard, or view information about the Look or dashboard.
  4. Content cards: For each Look or dashboard, the screen displays a card showing the title and author of the content, and a thumbnail with a preview of the colors and types of visualizations used in the Look or dashboard. You can select the content card for a Look or a dashboard to view the Look or dashboard in the app.

Navigating to content from boards

In the Looker mobile app, you can access boards that you or other users have created and that you have added to your list of boards.

To view the list of boards that you are following, select the Boards tab in the app’s navigation menu. This opens the Boards screen, which includes the following elements:

  1. Sort menu: Sets boards to be sorted in either alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order.
  2. Three-dot menu: Opens a menu that includes the options to share the board, copy the link to the board, or view information about the board.
  3. Content cards: For each board you follow, the screen displays a card showing the title of the board, the name of the user who created the board, and the date on which the board was created. You can select the content card for a board to open it in the app.

See the Presenting content with boards documentation page for more information about viewing, creating, editing, following, and sharing boards using the Looker web app.

Viewing a board

To open a board in the app, select the content card for that board on the Boards screen. Boards display the following elements in the app:

  1. Board three-dot menu: Lets you view information about the board.
  2. Content cards: Displays the title, the author, and a thumbnail with a preview of the colors and types of visualizations used in each Look or dashboard that is pinned to the board and that you have access to view. You can select the content card for a Look or a dashboard to view the Look or dashboard in the app.
  3. Look or dashboard three-dot menu: Opens a menu that includes the options to add or remove the Look or dashboard from your favorites, share the Look or dashboard, copy the link to the Look or dashboard, or view information about the Look or dashboard.

Viewing information about a board

To view information about a board that you are viewing, select the three-dot menu at the top of the screen and select Get info. You can also select Get info from the three-dot menu for a board that is listed on the Boards screen to view information about that board. This opens the Board Info pop-up, which displays the following information about the board:

  1. Title: Displays the title of the board.
  2. Description: Displays the description that has been added to the board. This field appears only if the board contains a description.
  3. Created: Displays the name of the user who created the board and the date on which the board was created.

Browsing content in folders

In addition to viewing your most recently viewed and favorite Looks and dashboards and accessing content that is pinned to boards, you can use the Looker mobile app to browse content in folders.

Navigating to a folder

To see all the folders that you have access to view:

  1. Select More from the app’s navigation menu.
  2. On the following screen, select All Folders.
  3. Select the name of the folder you want to browse.

You can then view any Looks, dashboards, or folders that are stored within that folder.

The All Folders screen lists the following folders:

Viewing the contents of a folder

When you open a folder in the Looker mobile app, the app lists any Looks, dashboards, or subfolders that are stored within the folder. When you view a folder in the app, you have the following options:

  1. Back button: Returns you to the previous screen.
  2. Folder three-dot menu: Lets you view more details about the folder you are currently viewing.
  3. Sort menu: Sorts Looks, dashboards, and folders by title in either alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order.
  4. Folders: Lists any subfolders that are stored within the folder you are viewing. Select the content card for a subfolder to view its contents.
  5. Dashboards & Looks: Lists any Looks or dashboards that are stored within the folder. To open a Look or a dashboard, select the content card for the Look or dashboard.

Searching your most recently viewed or favorite content

You can search for specific Looks and dashboards by title on the Recently Viewed and Favorites screens. To search for content:

  1. Navigate to the Recently Viewed screen or the Favorites screen by selecting Recent or Favorites from the app’s navigation menu.
  2. Select the search box.

  3. Enter the text you want to search for in the search box. As you type, the app will narrow the list of Looks and dashboards to display only content with titles that include the text you entered.

Sorting lists of content

You can sort Looks and dashboards on the Recently Viewed and Favorites screens, the list of boards on the Boards screen, and the list of content stored in a folder in either alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order. You can also sort the content on the Recently Viewed screen by date viewed or by date created.

To change how content is sorted:

  1. Select the sort menu.
    • On the Recently Viewed and Favorites screens, the sort menu is below the search bar.
    • On the Boards screen and in folders, the sort menu is below the title at the top of the screen.
  2. Choose an option from the sort menu.
    • Choose Name A-Z or Name Z-A to sort content by title in either alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order.
    • On the Recently Viewed screen, you can also selected Date Viewed or Created Date to sort content by the date it was last viewed by you or by the date it was created.

Using the three-dot menu for a Look or a dashboard

The Looker mobile app displays a three-dot menu beside the content card for each Look and dashboard that is listed on the Recently Viewed and Favorites screens, on boards, and in folders.

When you select the three-dot menu for a Look or a user-defined dashboard, the app displays the following options:

The three-dot menu for a LookML dashboard includes the options to share the dashboard or copy the link to the dashboard.

You can also access the three-dot menu for a Look or for a dashboard while you are viewing that content in the app. See the documentation pages on viewing Looks and on viewing dashboards for more information.

For information about the three-dot menu at the top of a board or at the top of some folders, see the previous sections on viewing information about boards and about folders.

Adding or removing content from your favorites

The Favorites screen displays Looks and dashboards that you have added to your favorites. You can also add or remove Looks and dashboards from your favorites in the Looker mobile app.

To add a Look or a dashboard to your favorites:

  1. Select the three-dot menu for the Look or dashboard on the Recently Viewed screen, on a board, or in a folder.
  2. Choose Add to Favorites.

You can also remove content from your favorites while viewing the Recently Viewed screen, the Favorites screen, a board, or a folder. To remove a Look or dashboard from your favorites:

  1. Select the three-dot menu for a Look or dashboard that you have added to your favorites.
  2. Choose Remove from Favorites.

Sharing a Look, a dashboard, or a board

You can share Looks, dashboards, and boards with other users using the sharing options available on your mobile device, or with a third-party service that is integrated with your Looker instance, such as Slack.

Copying the link to a Look, a dashboard, or a board

You can copy the link to a Look, a dashboard, or a board to your mobile device’s clipboard. To copy a link:

  1. Select the three-dot menu for a Look, a dashboard, or a board.
  2. Select Copy link.

After you copy a link, the app displays the message Link copied to clipboard.

Viewing information about a Look or a dashboard

Selecting Get info from the three-dot menu for the Look or dashboard opens the Look Info pop-up for Looks and the Dashboard Info pop-up for dashboards. The Look Info and Dashboard Info sections provide the following information about a Look or a dashboard:

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