Customer Success Newsletter - August 2022

  • 18 August 2022
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Customer Success Newsletter - August 2022
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Hello Lookers,

The end of summer is upon us, and we have some great sections in this month’s newsletter! Be sure to watch the video that outlines our tip/trick on exporting data from Looker to Big Query using cloud functions. 


Customer Insights: 

Are you passionate about feature requests, cool use cases, beta features, or want to give feedback on the Looker product? Wish there was a way to get more attention for your input?


Join the Looker Customer Insights program for one-of-a-kind opportunities to directly influence our planning by interacting with the user research teams, engineers, and product managers. 


Are you or your company also using Data Studio? We are looking into what a Premium version of Data Studio should consist of and would love your feedback. Join us on Monday, August 29th at 9AM PT for a discussion with our Product Management team to share your thoughts. For an invite join the Looker Customer Insights program by August 28th. 


Want to share your thoughts around Looker’s Embedded Analytics capabilities and areas of improvement? We are looking to connect with our Embedded Analytics customers to hear from you about your use cases and discuss what features we should include in our roadmap. Join us on Tuesday, September 13th at 9AM PT for a discussion with our Product Management team to share your thoughts.  For an invite, join the Looker Customer Insights program by September 12th. 


Latest Release Note Highlights 🎉


22.14 - Release Highlights, Changelog, Breaking Changes

  • New LookML Runtime is GA. The New LookML Runtime feature is now GA and enabled by default across Looker instances. New LookML Runtime provides faster LookML validation and content validation, more performant loading of Explores and dashboards, and faster SQL query writing, among other performance improvements. You can disable the New LookML Runtime feature for a specific project by adding new_lookml_runtime: no to the project’s manifest file. You can revert to legacy LookML runtime at the instance level by turning on the Legacy LookML Runtime legacy feature.

  • Persistent Derived Tables. PDTs are now supported for Google BigQuery connections that use OAuth authentication.

  • Looker documentation is migrating to a new site. Starting August 22, 2022, all Looker documentation – except for API Reference – can be found at The API Reference will now be found on the Looker Developer Portal, which has faster, better formatted, more interactive pages. All links from the site will be redirected automatically. 

Tips and Tricks 💡


Export data from Looker to BigQuery (using Cloud Functions and Actions API)

How can you deliver data from Looker to third-party services through a custom action hub server? In this episode of Serverless Expeditions Extended, we walk through code to send data from Looker to BigQuery through Cloud Functions. 


Events, and Looker Training

Google Cloud Next '22 - October 11-13

Looker Connect Learning Journey - New to Looker? Start answering your own questions!


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