Deleted and Unused Content for Admins

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  • Only Admins will be able to see the options described on this page.

    Looker offers admins several pages to manage unused and unwanted content in Looker. They are found in the Browse section of Looker:

    You should periodically go through these pages to delete content that isn’t needed.

    Unused Content

    The Unused Content page shows you any dashboards or Looks that haven’t been viewed within a certain time range that you select. The list won’t include items that may be important, even if they they haven’t been viewed. For example, scheduled content or favorited content won’t show up on this list.

    You can select any number of dashboards and Looks, then delete them:

    1. Select the time range you’d like to review for unused content.
    2. Select all dashboards or all Looks by using the checkbox in the upper left of the list.
    3. Select individual dashboards or Looks by using the checkbox in the same row.
    4. Click the Delete button to move the selected content to the Trash.

    Trash

    The Trash page shows you any dashboards or Looks that were deleted by users (only content deleted after upgrading to 4.8 will show, because that’s when this feature was added). You can select any number of dashboards and Looks, then choose what to do with them. They can be deleted permenantly or restored:

    1. Select all dashboards or all Looks by using the checkbox in the upper left of the list.
    2. Select individual dashboards or Looks by using the checkbox in the same row.
    3. Click the Restore button to move the selected content back to Spaces. Or, click the Delete Forever button to permanently delete the content. Deleting content here cannot be undone.

    If you restore a dashboard or a Look it will return to the Space that it was deleted from, if that Space still exists. Otherwise, the dashboard or Look will be returned to the personal Space of the user who created it.

    Content in the Trash Space does not expire, and will remain until a Looker admin restores or permanently deletes it.

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