How to create a new report

Learn different workflows for creating reports.

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You can create a new Data Studio report in the following ways:

From the home page

Create a new report from scratch.

  1. Sign in to Data Studio.
  2. In the top left, click Create, then select Report.
  3. The data source panel will appear on the right. Use that to either select an existing data source, or create a new one by clicking CREATE NEW DATA SOURCE at the bottom of the panel.
  4. In the dialog that appears, click ADD TO REPORT.
  5. Name your report by clicking Untitled Report on the top left.

Learn how to add and configure components

Create a report from a template

Add your own data to a pre-built report template.

  1. Sign in to Data Studio.
  2. At the top of the page, click Reports.
  3. On the right, open the Template Gallery.
  4. Select a template.
  5. In the upper right, click USE TEMPLATE.

Learn more about report templates.

Create a new report while editing a report

While editing an existing report, select File > New report. Then, follow the steps described above.

Create a new report while editing a data source

Create report button

You can create a new report from within the data source editor. After connecting to your data:

  1. Click CREATE REPORT in the upper right.
  2. Then click ADD TO REPORT to use the current data source in the new report.

Make a copy of a report

To duplicate an existing report, view it, then in the upper right, click Copy.

You can copy a report you are editing by selecting File > Make a copy.

When you copy a report, you have the option of keeping the current data sources attached to that report, or replacing them with different data sources.

Learn more about copying reports.


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