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Deleted and Unused Content for Admins

Only Looker 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 menu:

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:

If your Looker admin has enabled the Homepage + Spaces Labs feature, the Unused Content Space will look different. Click here to see

  1. Select the time range you’d like to review for unused content.
  2. Select the dashboards and Looks you want to delete:
    • Select all dashboards or all Looks using the Select All button or the checkbox in the upper left of the list.
    • Select individual dashboards or Looks by using the checkbox in the same row.
  3. 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. You can select any number of dashboards and Looks, then choose what to do with them. They can be deleted permanently or restored:

If your Looker admin has enabled the Homepage + Spaces Labs feature, the Unused Content Space will look different. Click here to see

You can sort the thumbnails using the drop-down in the top right of each section.

  1. Select the dashboards and Looks you want to restore or permanently delete:
    • Select all dashboards or all Looks using the Select All button or the checkbox in the upper left of the list.
    • Select individual dashboards or Looks by using the checkbox in the same row.
  2. 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 you restore or permanently delete it.

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