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Why is the field picker missing or empty?

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Last tested: Feb 4, 2018

Case 1: Empty

If the field picker is empty, that means that no fields are coming through. The problem is probably at the LookML level.

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  • Check for an aggressively limiting fields parameter on the explore, like fields: [] .
    • If fields doesn't exist on the explore, then all fields should come through.
  • If the explore uses extends, make sure it also uses view_name and from as in docs.

Case 2: Gone

If the field picker is gone, then there may be a UI problem.

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  • The field picker can be collapsed- check for a plus sign in the top left.
  • Make sure you're actually on an explore page, not a Look.
  • This could be browser extension trouble. Try opening the explore in an incognito window.

The server may be throwing an error, which would show up in the network and/or javaScript console in the browser

  • Check the console in the browser (cmd+option+J on Mac) or (CTL+Shift+J on Windows/Linux)


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