After learning how to browse through others' reports and dashboards, many users want to take the next step and learn how to query data themselves. This lets them harness their organization's data for their own needs. This page outlines the documentation on retrieving and charting data.
explore Retrieving data
The following pages help you start building queries:
- Exploring data in Looker — Learn to build queries, display results, and discover insights in Looker.
- Filtering and limiting data — Limit your results to the data you're interested in.
- Merging results from different Explores — Combine data from multiple queries.
- Looker filter expressions — Understand Looker's filter expression patterns.
- Looker functions and operators — Review the functions and operators used in Looker expressions.
- Adding custom formatting to numeric fields — Apply Excel-style formatting to numeric data in Looks and charts.
content_cut Customizing data
The following pages help you customize your queries:
- Using table calculations — Create new fields by performing calculations on the results of your query.
- Adding custom fields — Add custom dimensions and measures that become new field picker choices.
- Creating Looker expressions — Perform custom calculations using Looker expressions.
- Looker functions and operators — Get an overview of functions and operators used in Looker expressions.
bar_chart Charting data
The following pages help you start visualizing your data:
- Creating visualizations and graphs — Create visualizations and graphs based on the results of your queries.
- Visualization types — Learn about Looker's native visualization types.
- Color collections — View the palettes for Looker's built-in color collections.
- Time formatting for charts — Review the time formatting options for Looker charts.
- Forecasting in visualizations — Add forecasts to Explore visualizations to help users predict and monitor specific data points.