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Can you auto-generate a model file in an existing project?

  • 5 April 2021
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Last tested: May 2020



When you first make a project, you are prompted to generate LookML for it based on a database connection. You won't get this option a second time, mostly because we assume you've made changes to the model file since then.

You can, however, create a new view from a database table by clicking the plus sign ("Add Files") in the LookML IDE and choosing "Create View From Table".


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This is time-consuming in case big tables are added to a dataset in BQ.

I hope in the future updates of looker there will be an option to automatically add new tables to the existing project.