Downloading Analytics Data

You have a few options for downloading dashboards, reports, and data:

  1. Dashboards as PDFs
  2. Data as CSVs
  3. Individual Reports
  4. Downloading or Viewing More Rows of Data

Dashboards as PDFs

You can download the dashboard in a PDF format. This may be useful for reporting or sharing purposes.

Download a dashboard in PDF format:

  1. Click the three vertical dots icon in the upper right of the dashboard
    Downloading PDF dashboards (click to enlarge)
  2. Select "Download"
  3. Select "PDF"Download PDF settings (click to enlarge)
  4. (Optional) Change the Filename as needed
  5. (Optional) Select one or more Advanced options:
    • Single column format places reports one above the other
    • Expand tables shows a full data set for the reports in the dashboard
    • Paper size allows you to choose paper size you want to use. (You'll also have the option to choose the layout)
      Download PDF settings (click to enlarge)
  6. Choose a button:
    • Click the Open in Browser button to preview the dashboard OR
    • Click the Download button to save the report to your computer or network
  7. Wait for the dashboard to generate
  8. Experiment with the settings to find which ones work best for your needs

Data as CSVs

You can download the data used to generate the reports of the dashboard as an archive of CSV files for analysis.

Download an archive of CSVs:

  1. Click the three vertical dots icon in the upper right of the dashboard
    Downloading CSV data (click to enlarge)
  2. Select "Download". A standard Save As window opens
  3. Select "CSV"
  4. Select where you want to save the archive
  5. (Optional) Change the File name as needed
  6. Click the Save button
  7. Extract the files to use the data in whatever application you choose

Individual Reports

You can download the data for an individual report (section) of the dashboard in many formats.

Download data from an individual report:

  1. Hover over the report you want to download data from
  2. Click the three vertical dots
  3. Select "Download Data ..."

Downloading report data (click to enlarge)

  1. Choose your options (see the Looker downloading page for details on each option)
    Report data settings (click to enlarge)
  2. (Optional) Change the Filename to one more useful to you
  3. Choose a button
  4. Click the Open in Browser button to preview the data
  5. Click the Download button to save the report to your computer or network
  6. Wait for the dashboard to generate. This may take a moment
  7. Experiment with the settings to find which ones work best for your needs

Downloading or Viewing More Rows of Data

For tiles with multiple rows of data, you may want to see more than the default number listed:

  • For example, in the Top Pages tile, you want to view the top 100 results
    • To do this, hover over the top right hand corner of the tile, so the 3 dots appear. Click on this icon.
    • Select Download data.

tile corner three dots

From this new menu, select Advanced data options.

tile advanced data options

The last step is to select Custom beneath Number of rows to include.

  • Then, input 100 as we want the top 100 results
  • Click Download to finish

custom row options