Start by understanding the usefulness of data modeling in LookML.
3 steps to learning the power of LookML
Step 1: Learn how to explore in Looker
Understanding your end-user's experience of exploring data will make it much easier to understand the impact of your data model.
So, if you haven’t already, check out our Building Tools Guide to learn this first.
Step 2: Learn SQL basics
If you're not already familiar with SQL it's a good idea to learn the basics before tackling LookML. Focus on selecting data and how to join.
Many resources are available online. Two free options we like are Khan Academy and SQLzoo.
Step 3: Learn LookML
Check out our free, interactive training course getting started with LookML.
You can also request a login to learn.looker.com, a sandbox environment for learning LookML, by sending an email to help.looker.com.
Prefer reading documentation? Check out our LookML tutorials or LookML reference.
Still Need to Setup Your Looker Instance?
If you need to complete set up before trying LookML, and Looker is hosting your instance, start with our development process playlist.
Or, if your company is hosting the instance, start with our on-premise installation steps.
Keep learning with our free interactive training courses.