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You can immediately send data directly from an Explore, Look, or dashboard with the same destination and formatting options that are available when scheduling data deliveries. This lets you send data right away, without setting up a schedule. In the case of an Explore, you can send a query immediately using all the destination and formatting options, without having to save the query to a dashboard or a Look.

The Send option is available for saved content (Looks and dashboards), and for on-the-fly queries in Explores.

Send a Look or Dashboard

The Send option in the Look and dashboard gear menu lets you immediately send the Look or dashboard to email recipients or to another data destination, without setting up a schedule. The Send option is available from the gear menu on the Look or dashboard itself or from the Look or dashboard’s gear menu in Spaces:

For Admins: Enabling Sending for Your Looker Instance

Certain sending options require that your Looker admin enables the “Dashboards PDFs and Scheduled Visualizations” in Looker Labs:

Enabling this lab is required for the following options:

  • For dashboards, all sending options require the lab feature.
  • For Looks, deliveries using the inline visualizations (charts) format require the labs feature.

In addition, to send visualizations for Looks and dashboards, your Looker instance must have PhantomJS installed. If your instance is hosted by Looker, this will already be installed. Otherwise, installation instructions are here. Make sure you install PhantomJS into an executable path on the same machine as the Looker is hosted.

Send a Query from an Explore

You can immediately send data directly from an Explore with the same destination and formatting options that are available when scheduling deliveries of a dashboard or Look.

The Send option in the Explore gear menu lets you immediately send a query’s data or visualization to email recipients or to another data destination, and lets you send the content immediately — without saving it to a dashboard or a Look, and without a schedule.

Data Destinations

Looker lets you choose several destination options for sending data. The options are different for each type of delivery destination, so please click the link for the specific delivery destination you want:

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