Goal: Embed Looker iframes into the tools and applications that people are already using in your organization to help bring data into their day-to-day workflows and decision-making processes.
Embedding allows you to bring Looker reports and dashboards into the tools your employees use the most. Private embedding allows you to embed a Look, Explore or dashboard that only Looker users can see.
Here are 5 quick steps for privately embedding a dashboard into applications of webpages within your organization:
Step 1: Identify the dashboard that you want to embed:
Step 2: Update the embed settings to align the look and feel of the dashboard with the application or webpage where it will be embedded:
For the embedded version of the dashboard, you can adjust:
- Page and tile background colors
- Text and title colors
- Visibility of titles and filters
- Tile location
The default version will be the same look and feel that you see when you log into Looker to view the dashboard:
If you were embedding a Looker dashboard into an application or webpage with a dark background, you might changes the settings to make the dashboard look more like this:
Once you have made updates, save your settings and preview your embedded version of the dashboard to ensure that you are happy with it:
Step 3: Add
/embed/ to the URL.
Step 4: Create an iframe with your embedded look or dashboard that can be added into any website or application.
Step 5: Insert your iframe code into your application or webpage! You may need help from a system admin of web developer for this step. Looker dashboards (or Looks or Explores) can be embedded into applications like SalesForce, Confluence, Zendesk, and more.