Filtering out inactive records at the View level

  • 20 July 2022
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The ask is to find out the best way to pre-filter out inactive records in a view file. Right now we are using a derived table but my team would like to change this for performance considerations.

Here is what the current LookML looks like:

view: viewname {

 derived_table: {

 sql: SELECT * FROM db_table WHERE "IS_ACTIVE" = TRUE ;;




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What are exactly the performance consideration that need to be addressed?


Filtering in the derived table allows you to filter out BEFORE applying any other joins/filters/calculations. So it may actually give a pretty good performance.

You can persist that derived table so it will be queried straight away as a table on the database - the persistence rules would need to be set up depending on how often your inactive records change