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3.x Release Notes

Starting in Looker 3.46, items marked with a indicate changes to existing functionality that may require your attention as you upgrade.

Looker 3.56 2016-09-25

Looks

Dashboards

Visualizations and the Explore Page

LookML

Dialects

Admin

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.54 2016-08-28

Content Management & Spaces

Looker Design

Updates to Mobile Dashboards for easier viewing, including:

LookML

Explore

Visualizations

Scheduling & Downloading

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.52 2016-07-31

Looker Design

Redesigned Navigation Bar

Visualizations

Series Tab in Visualization Editor

The Series tab introduces an improved interface for editing the color, name, and type of a series. Everything that had been modified using key-value pairs in the Style tab’s free text boxes can be found in the Series tab, which has replaced the Style tab for cartesian charts.

Learn more: Column charts / Bar charts / Scatter charts / Line charts / Area charts

Explore

Scheduling & Downloading

LookML & Development Environment

Dialects

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.50 2016-07-05

Legacy Feature Updates

The following 3 features are being turned off and will be removed entirely in 3.50:

Details on how to migrate off these features can be found in this Community topic.

Visualizations

Trend Lines [Labs] and Reference Lines

Plot Region Data on Interactive Maps

Explore

Custom Filters

See documentation: Custom Filters & Looker Expressions

Table Calculations Enhancements

See documentation: Table Calculations & Looker Expressions

Improved Explore URLs

The explore page URL now has a shorter, more stable, format and the URL does not contain filter values or other data. Learn more.

Powered By Looker

Scheduler

LookML

Dialects

See dialect support level definitions.

Administration & Security

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.48 2016-06-08

Dashboards

Improved Dashboard PDFs

Explore

LookML

Dialects

Administration

User-Specific Database Connections

New Sub-Admin Permissions

Documentation

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.46 2016-05-08

Dashboards

New Dashboard Look & Feel

Dashboard Edit Mode

Headers and Free Text Boxes

Allows for title, subtitle, and body text to be inserted into dashboards. Can be resized and arranged just like a regular tile.

Better Tile Dragging and Resizing

Visualizations

Single Value Visualization Enhancements

Updated Column Truncation Logic for Table Visualizations

Explore

Table Calculations Updates

Scheduling

Webhooks for Scheduled Looks (Labs)

Scheduling Updates

LookML

Dialects

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.44 2016-04-07

Important Changes

Dashboards

Visualizations

Scheduling

LookML & the Developer Environment

Dialects

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.42 2016-03-13

Lookerbot

With Looker 3.42, we unveiled the Lookerbot, a Slack integration with Looker that allows you to bring Looker data into your chats. Learn more.

Labs Features

Drilling Updates

Drill Menu

Drill Preview

Drill Menus for Visualizations

Visualizations

Table Visualization Improvements

Totals Labels for Stacked Charts

Map Layers in LookML

Powered by Looker

Javascript API for Events

New URL Parameters to Customize Embedded Objects

Dialects

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.40 2016-02-25

Dashboards

Visualizations

Explore

Dialects

Admin Panel

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

On-Premise Installations

Looker 3.38 2016-01-12

Dashboards & Visualizations

Powered By Looker

Explore

LookML

Dialects

Admin

General Tweaks & Bug Fixes

Legacy Features

Please note the upcoming changes to Legacy Features to ensure a smooth transition as features are removed. Learn More.

Newly Deprecated Features

Legacy Features removed in this Looker 3.38

Legacy Features to be removed in Looker 3.40

Please transition off of these features over the course of the next month prior to your next upgrade.

Legacy Features to be removed in Looker 3.42

Please transition off of these features over the course of the next 2 months.

Looker 3.36 2015-12-08

Labs Features

As of 3.36, Looker has an expanded definition of Labs features. In addition to those experimental features that exist on the Labs page, select features throughout the application will be presented as part of the Labs program to let users know that they are still being considered for additional functionality.

Explore

Dashboards & Visualizations

LookML

Powered By Looker

Spaces

Admin

Dialects

General Tweaks & Bug Fixes

Looker 3.34 2015-11-10

Visualizations

Dashboards

Explore

LookML

Powered By Looker

Dialects

Admin

General Tweaks & Bug Fixes

Behavior Changes

Looker 3.32 2015-10-13

Visualizations and Dashboards

LookML & IDE

Administration Panel

Dialects and Databases

General Improvements, Tweaks, and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.30 2015-09-15

Visualizations and Dashboards

LookML & IDE

Explore

Dialects and Databases

Administration Panel

General Improvements, Tweaks, and Bug Fixes

Looker 3.28 2015-08-18

Visualizations and Dashboards

Explore

LookML & Development

Dialects and Databases

Administration Panel

Powered By Looker

Authentication and Security

Looker 3.26 2015-07-21

Visualizations and Dashboards

Authentication and Security

Explore

LookML & Development

Administration Panel

Dialects and Databases

General Improvements, Bug Fixes and Tweaks

Looker 3.24 2015-06-23

LookML & Derived Tables

Explore

Dashboards & Visualizations

General Additions & Tweaks

Looker 3.22 2015-05-26

Spaces

Explore

Visualizations and Dashboards

Dialects and Databases

LookML & Development Environment

General Tweaks & Bug Fixes

Looker 3.20 2015-04-27

Features Graduating From Labs

These features were in Labs in 3.18, and are now enabled by default:

Dashboards and Visualizations

Scheduled Dashboard Improvements (learn more):

Development Environment

Streamlined Developer Workflow (learn more):

LookML

Admin

General Improvements & Tweaks

Looker 3.18 2015-03-30

Explore

Transformations / Persistent Derived Tables

IDE & Model Management

Dashboards and Visualizations

Spaces

General Improvements & Tweaks

Looker 3.16 2015-03-02

Dashboards

Visualizations

Explore

Admin Panel

LookML

General Improvements and Tweaks

Looker 3.14 2015-02-02

Spaces and Collaboration

LookML

Derived Tables

Dashboards and Visualizations

Enterprise, Platform, and Security

General Improvements and Tweaks

Looker 3.12 2015-01-26

Explore

Dashboards and Visualizations

Enterprise, Platform, and Security

LookML and IDE

General Improvements and Tweaks

Looker 3.10 2014-12-29

Dashboards and Visualizations

Collaboration and Spaces

Enterprise, Platform, and Security

Explore

LookML and IDE

General Improvements and Tweaks

Looker 3.8 2014-12-01

Dashboards and Visualizations

Enterprise, Platform, and Security

General Improvements and Tweaks

Looker 3.6 2014-11-03

Organization and Collaboration

Explore

LookML

Enterprise, Platform, and Security

General Improvements and Tweaks

Looker 3.4 2014-10-06

Visualizations

Explore

Field Description Example

- dimension: sale_price
  description: 'Customers price'
  type: number
decimals: 2
  sql: ${TABLE}.sale_price

LookML

Enterprise, Platform, and Security

Looker 3.2 2014-09-08

UI / UX

Explore

LookML / Projects

Enterprise, Platform, and Security

Bug Fixes and Tweaks

Looker 3.0 2014-08-11

UI / UX

Explore

LookML / Projects

Data Visualization

Enterprise, Platform, and Security

Bug Fixes and Tweaks

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