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Create and manage reports from the Reports page

Reports help you view, organize, and analyze your data. Reports allow you to place large amounts of data into multi-dimensional tables, charts, and customizable dashboards so you can visualize meaningful patterns and trends.

In this article, you’ll learn how to create and save reports, how to open your saved reports, and how to schedule reports to be emailed to you and others who have access to your account.

Instructions

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How to open a predefined report

To save you time, AdWords comes with “predefined reports,” a set of ready-made reports to answer specific questions about your data. You can use predefined reports as a starting point for a new saved report that you can edit, schedule, and share.

Note

Predefined reports are formerly known as Dimension reports in the previous AdWords experience.

To open a predefined report:

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click the reporting icon in the upper right corner of your account.
  3. Select Predefined reports (formerly Dimensions), then choose a predefined report to open in the Report Editor. You can also open a predefined report from the “Reports” page by clicking the Predefined reports drop-down.

Tip

You can add or remove columns from a predefined report. To be able to view a predefined report you’ve customized at a later time, click Save as to save the report.

Predefined reports for manager accounts

If you have an AdWords manager account, any predefined report you open includes the following additional columns: “Account,” which is the email address used to create the account, and the “Customer ID” associated with the account.

You’ll also find an additional predefined report, the “Account” report, in manager accounts. This report contains information from your “Accounts” page.

How to create a report

If you want to fully customize the data that appears in a report, you can create a report from scratch. Unlike a predefined report, when you create a standard report, you’ll need to use the Report Editor tool to choose which columns, rows, and values to include in the report and in which type of table or chart they’re presented. Learn how to create reports in the Report Editor.

How to manage your reports

The reporting icon  allows you easy access to your saved reports. Your reports are visible to everyone with access to your account. You have the option of seeing all reports, or only those reports that you created. Any of these reports can be edited, saved, scheduled, and shared.

Saved reports that you haven’t accessed in over 18 months are automatically removed from your account. You can access a report by opening or downloading it, or by opening a dashboard that has the report.

How to open a saved report

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click the reporting icon , then click Reports.
  3. All saved reports are listed by default. To see the only the reports that you created, click the 3-dot icon in the area under "Reports," then click Show your reports only.
  4. Find the report you want to view, then click the title to open it.

Note

For now, reports that you’ve saved while downloading them from pages other than the Report Editor won’t function the same way as the reports you’ve created in the Report Editor. Some of these reports will open in the page from which they were downloaded, while others will be available for download only. Reports that you’ve created with a manager account in the previous AdWords experience are available for download only.

How to schedule report emails

You can send a one-time email of your reports or schedule reports to be emailed to you and other people who have access to your account at specific intervals.

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click the reporting icon , then click Reports.
  3. Find the report you want to view, then click the title to open it in the Report Editor.
  4. Click the email and schedule icon Clock.
  5. Complete the following settings:
    1. Select one or more account users to send the report to.
    2. Choose the frequency (examples: daily, weekly) that the reports are sent and in what format (examples: CSV, XML).
  6. Click Save.
  7. To edit a saved schedule, complete the following steps:
    1. Click the email and schedule icon Clock.
    2. Click the pencil icon Edit and change the settings.
    3. Click Save.
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