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New LookML — Deep dive into the new syntax and the new IDE

  • 13 October 2016
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Super informative post and great update. The new IDE will make it so much easier for our staff to learn how to code!


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Are there open-source parsers / generators for this format? We have a number of tools we’re still supporting for handling our two big open issues (separate Discourse articles discuss those); those tools work by using generic YAML parsers to read LookML files and output new versions of those files (e.g., with different model declarations, or limits on the number of elements in specific dashboards for specific customer audiences).


We’re trying to live with old LookML as long as possible, but the IDE appears to rename files willy-nilly; our PRs often need a ton of cleanup to avoid problems with our legacy tools.

@cobbr2 Hi Rick! It sounds like what you are hoping for is a generator/converter you can use internally rather than just relying on Looker to do this for you-- this is not possible yet, but something that I can mention to the product team! However, it sounds like you may be experiencing some issues with the current IDE-- I will up offline to get a better sense of what’s going on!

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Hi Rick! Not sure if this is still relevant, but I have just shared my LookML parser here: Parser for new LookML?

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