We currently embed looks and dashboards in iframes in our application, but the method for looks is limited compared to LookML dashboards, and it causes us a few problems.
For example, I set up the app config in our UAT environment and make sure everything (including Looker) is set up just right. Then, I deploy to Production when we are happy with everything. High-fives all around … except, WAIT! The link to embed the dashboard is the same in both environments
/embed/dashboards/model::dashboard, but for the Looks we have something like
/embed/looks/123. Because UAT and Prod are on different servers, the Look # for UAT and the Prod have different numbers. I now need to release a change against Prod to update our config.
If you could “name” the look something, it would mean this wasn’t a problem. Anyone else have this issue?
If so, does anyone have a way around it, or does anyeone know of a way to interrogate the Looker database to get the Look # based on the space & name it’s been saved with?