Customer Success Newsletter - July 2022

  • 21 July 2022
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Customer Success Newsletter - July 2022
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July 2022


Hello Lookers,

We have quite a few new release notes, and exciting things to tell you about. Read on to find out more!


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. 


Want to share your thoughts on improvements to the Looker Front End and Visualizations? Join us on Thursday July 28th at 9AM PT for a discussion with our Product Management team to learn about your most important requests that we should make to the front end and visualization. 


RSVP using this form by July 27th or reach out to  

Latest Release Note Highlights 🎉


22.12 - 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.

  • Google Maps visualization. Enable the Google Maps Visualization Labs feature to use the new Google Maps visualization. When enabled, this feature reveals a new Google Maps visualization type. This visualization type has similar functionality as the Map visualization type but is based on the Google Maps platform.

  • Add a dashboard to one or more boards. You can now add a dashboard to one or more boards by selecting the Add to boards icon beside the dashboard title. 

Tips and Tricks 💡


Users often want to find out the top n performing products and compare those with other products. In this article, we discuss how to use parameter to let users find the top N items versus the rest of the population in Explores. Read the full article  here.

Events, and Looker Training


Looker Onboarding Webinar - July 20

Data Engineer Spotlight - July 20


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