Goal: Help bring data into people's day-to-day workflows and decision-making processes by embedding Looker iframes into the tools and applications your organization already uses.
With embedding you can bring Looker reports and dashboards into the tools your employees use the most, and 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 or 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 in to 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 administrator or web developer for this step. Looker dashboards (or Looks or Explores) can be embedded into applications like SalesForce, Confluence, Zendesk, and more.