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Adding Custom D3 Visualizations

  • 27 October 2021
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Hi All,

 

I would like to add some custom D3 visualizations to our Looker instance. I am very familiar with Looker and visualizations, but not well versed in JS.

 

Can anyone suggest a good place to start. Particularly I’d like to find a 3d column chart and a scatter plot better than Looker’s built in version.

 

Thanks!


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My suggestion would be to check out this repository with docs and examples.
https://github.com/looker/custom_visualizations_v2
 

The only real trick for most custom visualizations is to take the looker query result and transform it into whatever signature a given library expects. In it’s simplest case it can be only a few lines of code and then including whatever library you intend to use. This being said, it can be very hard to create custom vis without a decent working knowledge of javascript.