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Sharing data from URLs

From within Looker, you can grab any one of a series of URLs with which other Looker users or users outside your Looker instance can open a query or Look. To send data from Looker to other destinations outside Looker, you can publish a Look with a public URL and then send and share the URL through one of the methods described on this page.

Sharing the URL

After you’ve run a query, you can share the query’s URL with another Looker user. They will arrive at the same report and visualization, if any.

When sharing URLs, keep the following things in mind:

Browser URL

The easiest way to share a URL is to simply copy it from your browser and then share it:

Short URL

Sometimes it’s easier to share a shorter URL when you want to direct a colleague to your report. To do so, click the gear drop-down near the upper right of the page, select Share, and then copy the Short URL:

Expanded URL

The Share URLs window also provides the Expanded URL option. An expanded URL shows all the details for the query, including fields and filters. This information can be useful for developers who want to modify a parameterized URL. This is often useful in a custom LookML field or an external tool.