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