Add data to a report

Create and add data sources to reports.

The data in your reports comes from a data source. Here's how to add new and existing data sources to your reports.

In this article:

Add data to a new report

When you first create a new report, you'll be asked to add data to it. You can create a new embedded data source, or add an existing data source:

  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.

The new data source is embedded in your report.

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

You can add more data sources to existing reports with the Add data button:

  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.

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.

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