Business Intelligence with Looker Cookbook: Create BI solutions and data applications to explore and share insights in real time Front Cover

Business Intelligence with Looker Cookbook: Create BI solutions and data applications to explore and share insights in real time

  • Length: 256 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2024-05-24
  • ISBN-10: 1800560958
  • ISBN-13: 9781800560956

Use Looker for visualizing data, data analysis, and reporting, and learn how to connect to your data, build dashboards and reports, and share insights with your team

Key Features

  • Explore data visualization, analysis, and reporting with Looker to gain insights from your data
  • Connect to data sources, build dashboards, and create reports to track and share key metrics
  • Share insights with your team to make better business decisions
  • Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Book Description

Looker is a data analytics and business intelligence platform that allows organizations to explore, analyze, and visualize their data. It provides tools for data modeling, exploration, and visualization, enabling you to gain insights from your data to make informed business decisions.

You’ll start with the basics, from setting up your Looker environments to configuring views and models using LookML. As you progress, you’ll delve into more advanced topics, such as navigating data in Explore, tailoring dashboards to your needs, and adding dynamic elements for interactivity. Along the way, you’ll gain invaluable troubleshooting skills to tackle common issues and optimize your Looker usage, ensuring a smooth and seamless experience. Furthermore, the book extends your understanding beyond the basics, equipping you with the knowledge you need to develop Looker applications and seamlessly integrate them with other tools and applications. You’ll also explore advanced techniques for harnessing Looker’s full potential, empowering you to establish data-driven decision-making and innovation within your organization.

By the end of this BI book, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of how to use Looker to find important information, make tasks easier, and derive important insights.

What you will learn

  • Understand Looker’s key components, including LookML, data models, and dashboards.
  • Explore Looker’s functionality, including custom fields, calculations, and visualizations.
  • Work with Looker dashboards using dynamic elements like links and actions.
  • Use different types of filters for dimensions to create dashboards
  • Develop Looker applications using essential tools and frameworks
  • Explore additional applications for the Looker organization
  • Integrate Looker with other tools using APIs, connectors, and data pipelines

Who this book is for

If you’re a business analyst, data analyst, or BI developer who wants to get well-versed with the features of Looker, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of business intelligence is required to get started.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting started in Looker environment
  2. Configuring views and models in LookML project
  3. Working with data in Explores
  4. Customizing and serving the dashboards
  5. Making dashboards interactive through dynamic elements
  6. Troubleshooting Looker
  7. Preparing to develop Looker applications
  8. Organizing Looker environment
  9. Administering and Monitoring Looker
  10. Integrating Looker with other Applications
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