Getting Started with LookML

Getting Started with LookML

This course will enable you to build and maintain standard Looker data models and establish the foundation necessary to learn Looker’s more advanced features.

About this course

Welcome to Getting Started with LookML! We are so excited that you're here. 

This course is designed to help you get started with Looker development and LookML, the modeling language on which Looker is based. You will gain an understanding of how Looker works and learn how to build and maintain your own LookML data model. Content is presented through a series of lessons, hands-on exercises, videos, and knowledge checks. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how Looker writes SQL
  • Write basic LookML to describe fields in your database 
  • Utilize Git version control to save and collaborate 
  • Create new fields
  • Create Explores

Click the Next button in the lower right corner to begin. Let's get started!

Curriculum

  • Learn.looker.com sign-up
  • Introduction to the Looker Platform
  • Course Overview
  • What is LookML?
  • Looker Terminology and Overview
  • How Looker Writes SQL
  • Getting Started with Development
  • Development Mode
  • Git Branching
  • Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Development
  • Getting Started with LookML
  • Fundamentals of Writing LookML
  • Add New Views
  • Knowledge Check: LookML Fundamentals
  • Creating Dimensions in LookML
  • String Dimensions
  • Number Dimensions
  • Timeframe Dimensions
  • Duration Dimensions
  • Yesno Dimensions
  • Tier Dimensions
  • Geographic Dimensions
  • Knowledge Check: Creating Dimensions Using LookML
  • Creating Measures in LookML
  • Counts and Counts Distinct
  • Sums and Averages
  • Enhancing the User Experience
  • Additional Field Parameters
  • Drill Fields and Sets
  • Creating Explores
  • Introduction to Explores
  • Symmetric Aggregates
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion

About this course

Welcome to Getting Started with LookML! We are so excited that you're here. 

This course is designed to help you get started with Looker development and LookML, the modeling language on which Looker is based. You will gain an understanding of how Looker works and learn how to build and maintain your own LookML data model. Content is presented through a series of lessons, hands-on exercises, videos, and knowledge checks. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how Looker writes SQL
  • Write basic LookML to describe fields in your database 
  • Utilize Git version control to save and collaborate 
  • Create new fields
  • Create Explores

Click the Next button in the lower right corner to begin. Let's get started!

Curriculum

  • Learn.looker.com sign-up
  • Introduction to the Looker Platform
  • Course Overview
  • What is LookML?
  • Looker Terminology and Overview
  • How Looker Writes SQL
  • Getting Started with Development
  • Development Mode
  • Git Branching
  • Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Development
  • Getting Started with LookML
  • Fundamentals of Writing LookML
  • Add New Views
  • Knowledge Check: LookML Fundamentals
  • Creating Dimensions in LookML
  • String Dimensions
  • Number Dimensions
  • Timeframe Dimensions
  • Duration Dimensions
  • Yesno Dimensions
  • Tier Dimensions
  • Geographic Dimensions
  • Knowledge Check: Creating Dimensions Using LookML
  • Creating Measures in LookML
  • Counts and Counts Distinct
  • Sums and Averages
  • Enhancing the User Experience
  • Additional Field Parameters
  • Drill Fields and Sets
  • Creating Explores
  • Introduction to Explores
  • Symmetric Aggregates
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
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