How you helped make Looker better in 2021

  • 4 February 2022
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How you helped make Looker better in 2021
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Ever since we rolled out a new system for gathering your feedback and requests, we’ve been overjoyed at the response! Thousands of Looker users have posted thoughtful, high-quality notes in the Product Idea portal. We are deeply impressed by the level of passion and insight demonstrated by our users (aka Good Lookers). But to be honest, we’ve also been a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of these ideas. Understandably, many of you have expressed frustration at not hearing back quickly on the status of requests. We wanted to take a moment to let you know that we read every request and greatly appreciate the time taken to write them. As 2022 kicks off, we’re improving our process for responding to requests in order to create faster feedback loops.

 

But first, let’s take a look at the impact of Looker user feedback in the past year.


We released 51 user-driven requests in 2021!


Here are the top 10 most-requested features that have now been released:

 

Request

Released in Version

Organize LookML dashboards in folders and sub-folders

21.16

Improve Funnel Visualizations on New Dashboards

21.16

I want to be able to add to PDTs incrementally

21.4

Cross-filterable Dashboards

21.0

Histogram Visualization

21.0

Ability to Add Look to Dashboards-Next without having to go to the Look and Click Save to Dashboard...

21.12

Filter clear/reset on dashboards

21.10

CASE WHEN statements for custom fields

21.10

The description field of dashboard-next can't be edited

21.20

Allow Admins to Deactivate "Clear Cache & Refresh"

21.14


For a full list of user-driven requests that Looker released this year, click the help icon in the upper right of Looker, then choose Product Idea and check the Releases tab.
 


Back to the future: we are working hard to respond to top-voted requests. We typically revamp our roadmap twice a year, and members of the Product Management team will share the latest updates on how your ideas have (or haven’t yet) made it into the roadmap. Interested in seeing what user requests have made it onto the roadmap? Check out the "What's Coming" tab in the Product Idea portal. “Planned” requests are those we’ve identified as in line with our most recent roadmap, and requests in “Building” status are actively under development. 

 

 

Your vote counts! Make sure to vote for the features that are most important to your use case - the more interest a request has, the more likely it is to get prioritized for response. We will also be using votes to notify users via in-app guides when requested features are released, or to get further feedback from users when we are planning to build a feature. So upvoting those requests will also help keep you in the loop!


Customer feedback is one of several critical inputs to our product planning process, and we thank you for continuing to voice your needs through submissions and votes in the portal. Stay tuned for more exciting Looker improvements in the coming year!


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