Looker Boards - Helping users find data that matters most

  • 12 May 2022
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Boards in Looker provide a way for teams to easily find curated and trusted data that is relevant to their jobs. 

Boards enable users to perform the following tasks:

  • Add content such as Looks and dashboards  to boards to make it easier for them to find the information they need 

  • Add links and descriptions to provide context and to guide users to resources

Additionally, with the enhanced navigation sidebar, users can easily see and navigate between all boards and sections within them. 

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You can also set Boards as Looker homepages for specific groups of users based on user attributes. For example, if you have a board with content specific for Sales Managers, you can set that board up as the homepage for all Sales Managers.   

What’s more, you can also add any link to a board, for example dashboards, Looks, Explores and external links. These external links are great for cases where Looker is one part of a broader workflow, allowing you to consolidate links to other tools in one place, right next to the data in Looker. 

If a user does not have permission to access a specific dashboard or Look, they won’t be able to see it within the Board. 

 

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Take a look at this in-depth guide of how to create boards for your organization and try it out for a team or two! 

If you’ve already created boards for your teams, we’d love to hear what you like most about boards and what tips you’d give others setting up boards for the first time. Please share in the comments below! 

If you’re new to boards and have additional questions on how to create them, let us know in the comments below!


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