Announcing the Looker User Guide: your resource for getting the most out of Looker

Shanann Monaghan, Director of Customer Marketing

Jun 14, 2018

Whether you are brand new to Looker, or an expert in LookML, Looker now has a single destination to find all of the content, training and resources you need...the Looker User Guide!

Here is a breakdown of everything you have access to.

User guide homepage

If you are new to Looker, start here.

The User Guide homepage is broken into three goal based pathways. Collectively, they will guide you through all you need to know to get started with Looker.

The pathways

View: Learn how to use Looker to view dashboards, reports and more.

Build: Learn how to pivot and filter data, create custom visualizations, and share dashboards with your stakeholders.

Develop: Learn how to connect to your database and get started writing LookML, our SQL-derived development language.


Once you’ve selected your pathway, you're free to browse through Looker's curated content and learn more about the aspects of Looker that interest you most.


Help center

This is where you’ll find answers to the most commonly asked Looker questions. Our Help Center is full of troubleshooting advice, how-to guides and assorted best practices. Type in your question for thorough answers courtesy of Looker's team of service experts: The Department of Customer Love.



Your one-stop authoritative reference for using Looker and understanding the technical details.

Closely aligned with releases and product updates, you’ll find articles, in-depth video tutorials and useful information on everything from administration functions, writing LookML and organizing content.


User forums

Looker User Forums are your direct connection to the ever-growing Looker community of data lovers. Always an excellent resource for users of all skill levels, join conversations with other users and ask questions or share your learnings. A User Forum is a great place to learn with your peers and help others solve data problems.



Our new online learning platform is the place to go for accessing live and self-paced training courses. Register for any of the free eLearning courses for on-demand videos and self-service learning. Or, if you prefer, join one of our weekly live webinars or in-person classroom trainings.


Not sure where to look? Type your question into the User Guide search box and see where you can find applicable content across resources.


Go ahead, dive in.

Find what you need or learn something new with the Looker User Guide.

If you have thoughts on ways we can improve this experience, don’t hesitate to reach out. Email me directly at and we can chat.

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