As of Looker 4.6, users can create multiple schedules for a single dashboard or look. For example, a user could schedule a dashboard to be sent daily to a small team as an inline visualization, weekly to the broader team as a PDF and monthly to an S3 bucket to save a snapshot.
This feature is designed to allow one user to manage multiples schedules with different recipients, formats, timezones, etc… It can also be used in conjunction with filterable schedules, which will enable a user to maintain multiple schedules with different filter sets. So, for example, a user could create 10 schedules for one dashboard delivered to 10 different recipients each with a different filter applied.
When to Use Multiple Schedules
A common use case for multiple schedules is delivering results on different frequencies. For example, a user could schedule a report to deliver hourly to themselves and daily to their team. Another use case is delivering to different endpoints. For example, sending an inline table via email and also sending the results to a webhook or an S3 bucket.
#How It Works
- To create a new schedule, select, “Create New Schedule” in the upper left of the scheduling modal:
- You may also copy a schedule by selecting the copy icon:
- After configuring the new schedule(s), select “Save All” to save changes.
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