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Getting started in the Looker Community

  • 27 October 2020
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Welcome to the Looker Community, the place for data-driven discussion and all your Looker questions, answers, and excitement. If you’re new here, then you’re starting out in exactly the right place. Read on to learn exactly how to get set up in the Looker Community and make the most of your time here.

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1. Login and set up your profile


Before you can post or interact with the community, you need to create your account. Click Log In as shown in the screenshot below to sign in or create a new account. 

Existing users: 

Once you’ve gotten logged in, make sure to configure your profile with a snazzy photo and any information you’d like to provide.


2. Introduce yourself!


This is a big and beautiful community. I’d love if everyone joining took a moment to peruse the introductions thread and introduce themselves officially. You never know who you might meet :) 

Add yourself to our official roster by introducing yourself in the thread linked below. 


3. Get the lay of the land


Before you take off and jump into the community, familiarize yourself with the community structure and the forum software we use. 

There’s 6 main categories, and all things Looker should fall into one of them.

  • Welcome
    • Rules, announcements, release notes, and important information.
  • Looker Development
    • Developing LookML, writing SQL, and modeling data
  • Exploring & Curating Data
    • Dashboards, Looks, Explores, Visualizations— it all happens here.
  • Application Development
    • All your questions and content about the Looker API, application development, and embedding Looker.
  • Administration
    • Looker set-up and management
  • Data Science & Analytics
    • Everything from `mean` to machine learning. The latest news and conversations in data.

You can post Questions and Conversations in any category.

Questions are in Q/A format! They can have accepted answers, which give points to the user that posted the solution and highlight the answer for everyone to easily find. Make sure to mark an answer as accepted if it solves your problem.

Conversations are for open-ended discussion. Got something you’re curious about discussing, or looking for opinions? Start a conversation, and see who joins in.


Before you jump straight in, make sure to read the community guidelines:


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