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Looker Release 2.2: Dedicated to the Ones We Love – the Data Analysts

by Margaret Rosas

Looker’s product roadmap is developed from our own vision and experience as data analysts and in response to customer feedback. We strive to build an analytics platform that turns any organization into a data-driven organization. Looker v2.2 is our latest release and adds important new capabilities for:

  • The new Looker integrated developer environment (IDE) with improved git integration, auto-generated code, and global search and replace
  • More flexible join syntax, which further simplifies data modeling
  • Custom map visualizations

Looker’s New IDE

A Looker implementation consists of a 3-step process. The first step is to create a connection to a SQL dialect database. The second step is to run the model generator to create the model files. The final step is to further develop the generated model to reflect the analytical needs of your business. All of these tasks are done in the browser, using Looker’s IDE. With v2.2 we’ve made it even more intuitive and robust than before.

Please enjoy a walkthrough of the new IDE in detail.

Look & Learn: IDE Updates from Looker on Vimeo.

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