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Personalizing Your User Account

You can click the user profile picture to see a user menu:

Depending on your permissions in Looker, the user menu can include the following options:

Specifying User Account Settings

The Account page lets you configure some of your Looker user account settings. You can access it from the user menu:

This topic includes the following sections:

Changing Standard Account Settings

The top section of the Account page shows your Looker account’s standard settings.

You can change some of these settings:

Profile Picture: If your Looker admin has enabled it, use the Gravatar app to select or create an avatar for your account.

First Name: Enter your first name.

Last Name: Enter your last name.

Email: Displays the email address associated with your Looker account.

Password: Click the Change Password button to set a new password. Your Looker admin may require that your password meet specific length requirements or contain special characters.

Time Zone: Select the default time zone for your queries.

Development Mode: Select the Git branch you will use for LookML development. This field defaults to the branch created when your account was created, but you can select other branches.

Text Editor Mode: Select the style of text editor for the LookML IDE. You can choose from Looker’s default text editor style, a Vim text editor, or an Emacs text editor.

Subscription Settings: You can decide what kinds of emails you want to receive from Looker, as described in the section below.

Changing Your Email Subscription Settings

You can manage your Looker email subscription settings. Choose whether you want to receive product and event announcements, tips and tricks, and other types of information.

You can view and update these settings in Looker’s Preference Center. From the Profile section of your Looker Account page, click Manage your email subscription settings to open the preference center.

Follow these steps to update your preferences for Looker email subscriptions:

  1. In Preferences for, Looker fills in the email address from your account settings. If you would prefer a different email address, contact your Looker admin.
  2. In Content, select checkboxes for the types of emails you want to receive from Looker.
  3. If you want to suspend delivery of Looker emails for three months, or if you want to unsubscribe from all Looker emails, select the corresponding checkbox in Settings.
  4. Once you have selected your desired subscription settings, click Update Preferences.

When you click the Update Preferences button, Looker saves your email subscription preferences and sends you an email confirming your changes. You can return to this page to update your settings anytime by clicking the Manage your email subscription settings link on the Account page.

If you don’t have a Looker account, you can sign up for a subset of these email preferences by navigating here, typing your email address, and making your selections.

Changing Custom User Settings

Your Looker admin can set up additional user attributes that help with customizing your experience in Looker. The Additional Details section displays the values of user attributes configured for your Looker account. It shows a list of your user attributes, followed by the value assigned to each user attribute. If your Looker admin has set any of the user attributes to hidden, you will not be able to see that user attribute’s value; instead, the value is indicated by a series of asterisks.

The Custom Value column indicates if the user attribute value is a custom value. A custom value is a value that is assigned to your user account individually, instead of a value that your account inherited from a group. If the Custom Value switch next to a user attribute is turned on, that user attribute has a custom value.

You may be able to edit some user attributes, depending on how your Looker admin has configured your account. To do so, turn on the Custom Value switch next to a user attribute, enter the value you want, and click Save.

Saving Changes

After making changes to any of the options on this page, click the Save button to save your changes.

Viewing Your Query History

To view a list of recent queries ordered by date, select History from the user menu:

The History page displays the following information about queries you have recently run:

  1. The date on which the query was run
  2. The name of the Explore used to run the query
  3. Filters, dimensions, measures, and sorts that were included in the query
  4. The length of time the query took to run
  5. The time at which you ran the query
  6. The name of the model on which the query is based

Viewing Schedules You Have Created

Once you have set up the periodic delivery of a dashboard or Look, Looker displays that newly scheduled delivery on the Schedules page. This option is only visible if your Looker admin has given you permission to schedule dashboards and Looks.

To reach the Schedules page, click the user profile picture and choose Schedules:

The Schedules page provides information about all the schedules that you have created (and not deleted):

The columns in the Schedules You’ve Created table show:

ID: A unique ID number associated with each of your scheduled data deliveries.

Updated: The time and date at which your schedule was created or most recently modified.

Name: The name of the schedule, which you can set when creating or editing the schedule.

Scheduled Times: The time and frequency of each of your schedules. For schedules based on a time, it will show the time of delivery. If delivery is triggered by a datagroup, it will show the name of that datagroup.

Last Time Ran: The most recent time that the data delivery occurred.

Recipients: The recipients’ email addresses or the destination address of the data delivery.

Type: Whether the schedule is for the delivery of a Look or a dashboard.


You can limit the schedules Looker displays, based on criteria you specify. For example, to view only schedules whose titles contain the word customer, type the word customer in the Search bar. Or, if you want to view only data deliveries scheduled for weekdays, search on the term weekdays.


You can sort your schedules based on the ID, Updated, Name, Last Time Ran, or Type column in either ascending or descending order by clicking on the column heading.


To delete a schedule, click the Delete button for that schedule’s listing. Looker will display a window asking you to confirm the deletion.

Viewing Information about Your Session

Click Sessions in your account’s user menu in order to view information about your current session, including your IP address, browser type, location, when you logged in, and when your session will expire.

Logging Out of Looker

To log out of Looker, choose Log Out from the user menu.