We have a number of developers for LookML who have made many explores that focus on their individual needs for visualizations. These are explores that don’t need to be available to all of our end users, so, in general, it makes sense to have them hidden; however, it’s a pain having to show or hide them all the time and many don’t use the ‘hidden’ feature.
A possible solution would be to expand the
hidden tag to have a value of ‘development’ – or to have a flag on an entire model, even.
Ultimately, the request is to be able to manage what’s in the ‘Explore’ tab a bit more granularly. There’re a lot of not-pretty solutions to this, but it would make scaling so much easier and it would allow non-technical users to get a very tailored experience in their product. This would absolutely increase the usability and decrease confusion for them - it’s certain to increase adoption among those team members.