Run Inline Query

Version 4.0.24.2 (latest)

Run the query that is specified inline in the posted body.

This allows running a query as defined in json in the posted body. This combines the two actions of posting & running a query into one step.

Here is an example body in json:

{
  "model":"thelook",
  "view":"inventory_items",
  "fields":["category.name","inventory_items.days_in_inventory_tier","products.count"],
  "filters":{"category.name":"socks"},
  "sorts":["products.count desc 0"],
  "limit":"500",
  "query_timezone":"America/Los_Angeles"
}

When using the Ruby SDK this would be passed as a Ruby hash like:

{
 :model=>"thelook",
 :view=>"inventory_items",
 :fields=>
  ["category.name",
   "inventory_items.days_in_inventory_tier",
   "products.count"],
 :filters=>{:"category.name"=>"socks"},
 :sorts=>["products.count desc 0"],
 :limit=>"500",
 :query_timezone=>"America/Los_Angeles",
}

This will return the result of running the query in the format specified by the 'result_format' parameter.

Supported formats:

result_format Description
json Plain json
json_bi (RECOMMENDED) Row data plus metadata describing the fields, pivots, table calcs, and other aspects of the query. See JsonBi type for schema
json_detail (LEGACY) Row data plus metadata describing the fields, pivots, table calcs, and other aspects of the query
csv Comma separated values with a header
txt Tab separated values with a header
html Simple html
md Simple markdown
xlsx MS Excel spreadsheet
sql Returns the generated SQL rather than running the query
png A PNG image of the visualization of the query
jpg A JPG image of the visualization of the query

Request

POST /queries/run/{result_format}
Datatype
Description
Request
HTTP Request
path
HTTP Path
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result_format
string
Format of result
body
HTTP Body
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body
inline query
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can
object
Operations the current user is able to perform on this object
id
string
Unique Id
model
string
Model
view
string
Explore Name
fields
string[]
pivots
string[]
fill_fields
string[]
filters
object
Filters
filter_expression
string
Filter Expression
sorts
string[]
limit
string
Limit
column_limit
string
Column Limit
total
boolean
Total
row_total
string
Raw Total
subtotals
string[]
vis_config
object
Visualization configuration properties. These properties are typically opaque and differ based on the type of visualization used. There is no specified set of allowed keys. The values can be any type supported by JSON. A "type" key with a string value is often present, and is used by Looker to determine which visualization to present. Visualizations ignore unknown vis_config properties.
filter_config
object
The filter_config represents the state of the filter UI on the explore page for a given query. When running a query via the Looker UI, this parameter takes precedence over "filters". When creating a query or modifying an existing query, "filter_config" should be set to null. Setting it to any other value could cause unexpected filtering behavior. The format should be considered opaque.
visible_ui_sections
string
Visible UI Sections
slug
string
Slug
dynamic_fields
string
Dynamic Fields
client_id
string
Client Id: used to generate shortened explore URLs. If set by client, must be a unique 22 character alphanumeric string. Otherwise one will be generated.
share_url
string
Share Url
expanded_share_url
string
Expanded Share Url
url
string
Expanded Url
query_timezone
string
Query Timezone
has_table_calculations
boolean
Has Table Calculations
query
HTTP Query
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limit
integer
Row limit (may override the limit in the saved query).
apply_formatting
boolean
Apply model-specified formatting to each result.
apply_vis
boolean
Apply visualization options to results.
cache
boolean
Get results from cache if available.
image_width
integer
Render width for image formats.
image_height
integer
Render height for image formats.
generate_drill_links
boolean
Generate drill links (only applicable to 'json_detail' format.
force_production
boolean
Force use of production models even if the user is in development mode. Note that this flag being false does not guarantee development models will be used.
cache_only
boolean
Retrieve any results from cache even if the results have expired.
path_prefix
string
Prefix to use for drill links (url encoded).
rebuild_pdts
boolean
Rebuild PDTS used in query.
server_table_calcs
boolean
Perform table calculations on query results

Response

200: Query Result

Datatype
Description
(string)
string

400: Bad Request

Datatype
Description
(object)
message
string
Error details
documentation_url
string
Documentation link

404: Not Found

Datatype
Description
(object)
message
string
Error details
documentation_url
string
Documentation link

422: Validation Error

Datatype
Description
(object)
message
string
Error details
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field
string
Field with error
code
string
Error code
message
string
Error info message
documentation_url
string
Documentation link
documentation_url
string
Documentation link

429: Too Many Requests

Datatype
Description
(object)
message
string
Error details
documentation_url
string
Documentation link

Examples