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Sending Data Now

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:

Data formats available for sending will differ depending on whether you are sending an Explore, Look, or a dashboard.

While choosing your sending options, if you don’t see the Visualization or HTML formats (for Looks) or the PDF or Visualization formats (for dashboards), check with your Looker admin about enabling the Enhanced Rendering Labs feature and installing Chromium or PhantomJS for your Looker instance.

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.

For Admins: Enabling Sending for Your Looker Instance

For deliveries of large Excel files, see this documentation page if you encounter any problems.

Certain sending options require that Looker admins have enabled the Enhanced Rendering Labs feature and that on-premise Looker admins have installed PhantomJS or Chromium for their Looker instance. Admins can read more about rendering image-based data formats when sending and scheduling Looks or dashboards on this documentation page.

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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