Now that you’ve learned how to find the content, this tutorial will show you how to view and use saved Looks.
You can view and click on Looks as much as you want without impacting other users! The only way to affect anyone else is if you click the Edit button and make changes (see this documentation page to learn more about saving and editing Looks). Once you’ve mastered viewing Looks, learn more about exploring and creating visualizations.
Choosing to View a Look
Go to a Folder you have access to and click on a Look:
Making Sense of a Look
When you view a Look you’ll see the following items:
- The title of the Look.
- How long ago the data was queried (to display the date and time, hover over the relative time information).
- The time zone of the data you’re viewing.
- The chart associated with the Look’s data.
As you gain familiarity with Looker you’ll begin to use saved Looks as a launchpad for further exploration. You can start with one set of data and then begin exploring the answers to related questions by changing the filters, changing the visualization, sorting the data differently, or making other changes. You can learn about these exciting possibilities in our exploring data tutorial.
Choosing Time Zones
The current time zone displays in the upper right of the Look. Click it to select a new time zone:
The time zone setting affects the data returned when filtering for “today”, “yesterday”, and so forth.
Drilling into a Look
You can drill into a value on your report. For example, you could click on the 20 under Total Remaining Visits to see which plans add up to these 20 remaining visits.
Looker then displays a Details window about the plans:
For datasets where the row limit is reached in the Details window, Looker provides a link for downloading the complete set of results. Click the link to download the data, using the same options as shown on this page.
Drilling into a Look’s Visualization
Looker also makes it possible to get more specific information about a data point by drilling into a Look’s visualization. To do so, simply click on the part of the visualization about which you’d like more information.
Hover over the visualization and then you can see more details. When you click on the chart then you can drill into the Look.
If you click on the Appointment No Show part of the chart, you’d arrive at a visualization like this one. It listed the 25 No Showed Appointments.
Viewing Visualizations on Mobile Devices
When viewing a Look visualization on a mobile device, Looker has the following touch options to make it easier to view information about your data:
- Tap a data point on the visualization to show information about that data point.
- Press and hold a data point to drill into the data behind the data point.
- Press and drag across the visualization to show information about each data point as you move over them.
You now know how to view and understand existing Looks. If you’d like to learn how to create your own reports, check out our Exploring Data in Looker page.
Otherwise, in the next section you can learn how to view and use existing Dashboards.