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Database Configuration Instructions

This page provides links for configuring your database to work with Looker. You’ll create a Looker database user and assign the appropriate permissions. In many cases, you’ll also configure a Looker temp database to provide derived table functionality.

Setting Up Your Database

Instructions are available in the documentation or in the Community Forums for these SQL dialects:

In the current Looker release, Looker also integrates with the following dialects. Contact your Looker analyst for assistance.

  • Exasol
  • IBM Netezza
  • Microsoft Azure PostgreSQL

You can learn more about the levels of database dialect support in this Community topic.

The drivers for Actian Avalanche, DataVirtuality, Google Cloud Spanner, Teradata, Vector, and MongoBI are not bundled with the Looker JAR files. For customer-hosted installations of Looker, you must configure the driver for use with Looker following Custom JDBC Drivers.

Next Step

After you have configured your database to work with Looker you’re ready to connect Looker to your database.