Add data to a report

Create and add data sources to reports and explorations.

Adding data to a report or exploration in Data Studio is easy:

Add data to a new report

  1. Sign in to Data Studio.
  2. In the top left, click CreateCreate, then select Report.
  3. The Add data to report page appears, with 2 tabs:
    1. The Connect to data tab lets you create a new data source.
    2. The My data sources lets you add an existing data source.

Add data to report page.

Add data to report page:

  1. Add data button.
  2. Connect to data tab.
  3. My data sources tab.

Create a new data source

  1. In the Connect to data tab, select the type of data you to which you want to connect.
  2. Select the specific data set and provide your authorization, if necessary.
  3. In the bottom right, click Add.

Add an existing data source

  1. In the My data sources tab, select the type of data you to which you want to connect.
  2. In the bottom right, click Add.

The report editor appears and a chart connected to your data source is placed on the canvas.

Add data to an existing report

  1. Edit your report.
  2. In the toolbar, click Add data.
  3. Follow the steps above to select an existing data source, or create a new embedded data source.
New data sources you create while editing or creating a report are embedded in the report. They only exist within the context of that report. When you share or copy the report, any embedded data sources are shared or copied as well. Learn more.

Create a reusable data source

Data sources you create from the home page can be used across multiple reports. To create a reusable data source:

  1. Sign in to Data Studio.
  2. In the top left, click Create, then select Data Source.
  3. Select the type of data you to which you want to connect.
  4. Select the specific data set and provide your authorization, if necessary.
  5. In the upper right, Click CONNECT.
  6. In the page that appears, you'll see the list of fields provided by this data source.

To add this data source to a report, in the upper right, click CREATE REPORT.

Rename a data source

  1. Edit the data source
  2. In the upper left, next to the Data Studio logo, click the current name.
  3. Enter a new name.
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