Create External Report from Looker

This article details how to create External Report from Looker.


Established connectivity to Looker

1. Create New External Report

Access New > External Report > Looker

  1. Enter a descriptive phrase in Name
  2. Specify Category where External Report is to be placed
  3. Define whether content has to be updated manually or automatically
    • For "Automatically Collected", specify Report Image Trigger 
  4. Choose Looker Plugin Connection Profile 
  5. Select Looker Look (object) for External Report
  6. [Next: Define Details]

2. Specify Report Details

  1. Show Report in defaults to "External Webpage".
    • For "Viewer", select Show "In iframe" or "As static image" option
    • NOTE: When opting to display a Report as Static Image, make sure to Collect Image before going to Viewer.
  2. Optionally, configure filtering via [Manage Filters].
    • Find instructions on how to find Filter Names in Looker here.
  3. Optionally, [Edit URL] to modify the URL by appending a question mark (?) followed by any filter or parameter settings
  4. Optionally, [Test URL] to test how your Report will be displayed on External Webpage or in Viewer, depending on the display option selected in the previous step
  5. Select Report Image option:
    • "Always collect all instances of external report": collect all images and cache them on a schedule
    • "On Demand: only when needed for distribution":  individual images are only collected when they need to be included in an email

3. Collect Image and Publish

Looker Plugin supports getting images for the following objects:

  • Dashboards
  • ML Dashboards
  • Looks
  • Dashboard elements
  • [6.4.3.] ML Dashboard elements

Looker Plugin supports getting PDFs for the following objects:

  • Dashboards
  • ML Dashboards
  1. [Collect Image]
  2. [Enable & Publish] to proceed to Viewer