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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 as Discourse articles for these SQL dialects:

In the most recent release, Looker also supports at least the following dialects. Looker regularly adds additional dialect support, and this list may not contain every option. Contact your Looker Analyst for assistance.

  • Aster Data
  • DataVirtuality
  • Exasol
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM Netezza
  • Oracle ADW
  • Teradata
  • XtremeData

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

Next Step

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