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May 14, 2020
Data Studio API Developer Preview
The Data Studio API is now available for Developer Preview. Developers can use the API to search for Data Studio assets accessible to users in their domain and manage permissions at scale. Learn more about the Data Studio API Developer Preview.
May 7, 2020
Use field drag and drop fields to create and append to charts
You can now create charts automatically by dragging a field from the Available fields panel onto the report canvas:
- Drop a text or number dimension on the canvas to create a table
- Drop a date dimension to create a time series.
- Drop a geographic dimension to create a geo map.
- Drop a metric on the canvas to create a scorecard.
You can also add dimensions and metrics to charts by dragging and dropping fields directly onto the chart.
May 1, 2020
Google Maps in Data Studio
Adding Google Maps to your reports gives your viewers a familiar interactive environment in which to explore geographic data. Google Maps in Data Studio are highly customizable and integrate with any data source that contains valid geo fields. Learn more.
Google Analytics integration
You can view Google Analytics audiences, acquisition, and behavior data directly from within the Analytics interface with a single click. Learn more.
Google marketing report templates
Use these report templates to help answer some of the most common questions marketers have about their Google marketing data. See the templates here.
Geo dimension reference
Added a new article to better document the supported geographic fields used by Google Maps and Geo maps.
April 23, 2020
Conditional formatting for drill down and optional fields
You can now apply conditional formatting rules to drill down dimensions and optional metrics. However, the rules only take effect when those fields are visible in the chart or table. Learn more about conditional formatting.
Improved management of community visualization resources
You can now remove community visualization resources using the Resource > Manage visualization resources menu. Learn more about community visualizations.
April 2, 2020
New Display & Video 360 fields
You can now report on the following fields via the Display & Video 360 connector:
- App/URL ID
- Device Type
- Exchange ID
See these fields in action in the Display & Video 360 Performance Dashboard template.
Updated the Calculated fields tutorial.
March 19, 2020
Color scale conditional formatting
You can now apply conditional formatting using a color scale. This lets you add colors to your charts that correspond to minimum, midpoint, and maximum thresholds. Learn more.
New add data workflow
It's now faster and easier to add data to your reports. You'll notice a more streamlined experience when creating a new report. And there is a new Add data button in the report editor. You can see the new flow in this tutorial.
Customize scheduled email subject line and message body
You can now edit the subject line and add a custom message to scheduled emails. In addition, scheduled emails will now show the sender's address "via Google Data Studio."
New Ads connector fields
The Google Ads connector now provides better support for Auction Insights and App Install campaigns by providing the following fields:
- Shopping impression share
- Shopping outranking share
- Shopping overlap rate
- Store display name
- Cost / install
- In-app actions
- Cost / in-app actions
March 5, 2020
Local campaign fields in Ads connector
You can now add the following Local campaigns fields to your reports:
- Store location address line 1
- Store location address line 2
- Store location business name
- Store location city
- Store location country code
- Store location phone number
- Store location postal code
- Store location province
- Call clicks
- Driving directions
- Other engagements
- Store visits
- Website visits
- Call clicks (view-through)
- Driving directions (view-through)
- Menu (view-through)
- Orders (view-through)
- Other engagements (view-through)
- Store visits (view-through)
- Website visits (view-through)
- Local reach (impressions)
- Affiliate store location address line 1
- Affiliate store location address line 2
- Affiliate store location business name
- Affiliate store location city
- Affiliate store location country code
- Affiliate store location phone number
- Affiliate store location postal code
- Affiliate store location province
Date & time picker in report filters
You'll now see the calendar widget when creating filters based on date and time fields.
February 27, 2020
Multiple preview images in report email
Scheduled emails now include a preview image for up to 5 pages of the attached report. If you've selected more than 5 pages, the email displays the first 5, along with a note that additional pages are available in the attached PDF file.
February 20, 2020
Select scheduled email pages
You can now select which pages of your report to include in the email. Learn more.
February 13, 2020
Filter by the signed-in user's email address
You can now filter a data source to show just the records containing the current signed-in viewer's email address. This provides "row-level security" to the data. Note that your data must contain an email field, and that viewers must consent to allowing Data Studio to pass their email address to the data source.
Improved support for multiple accounts
Do you sign into multiple Google accounts at once? The new account switcher lets you select one of your other signed-in accounts should you try to access a Data Studio asset created by or shared with an account other than your primary account. Your primary account is the first one you signed into in your browser.
Note that you may also see this page if the report or data source you're trying to access doesn't exist.
Support for Hotel campaigns in Google Ads
You can now see your Hotel ads campaign data in Data Studio reports. This data automatically appears in your Ads-connected reports. There is no need to refresh the data source.
February 6, 2020
Additional fields in Ads data
Google Ads data sources now include App, Local, and Smart campaign data. Use the Advertising channel type field to see the campaign type. This data is automatically available in new data sources. To add these to existing data sources, just refresh the data source fields.
January 30, 2020
Return NULL from CASE
CASE statements can now return the NULL literal from THEN and ELSE clauses. Learn more.
January 23, 2020
Smart guides in the report editor
The report editor now offers smart guides to help you align, resize, and space components on the canvas. This can help make creating attractive, well-crafted reports even easier. Learn more.
Extract a report theme from an image
You can now automatically generate a custom theme for your reports based on the colors in an image. This makes it easy to coordinate the text and data colors with an image in your report, such as a logo or product photo. You can also create themes from images you upload or can access on the web. Learn more.
January 16, 2020
Additional fields in Search Ads 360 data
The Search Ads 360 connector now provides additional fields to help you visualize your impression metrics:
- Impr (abs top) %
- Impr share (abs top) %
- Impr (top) %
- Impr share (top) %
- Lost abs top IS (budget)
- Lost abs top IS (rank)
- Lost top IS (budget)
- Lost top IS (rank)
You can learn more about these fields in the Search Ads 360 Help Center.
Add community visualizations from the Community Gallery to your reports
You can now add data visualizations built by the Data Studio developer community by selecting them from the Community Gallery. Learn more.
January 9, 2020
Custom email schedules
You can now email your reports via a custom schedule. For example, you can send the report every Tuesday and Thursday, or every 2 weeks on Friday. Learn more about scheduled email delivery.
Additional data freshness options for *SQL and Cloud* connectors
You can now refresh the data every hour, every 4 hours, or every 12 hours for data sources based on the following connectors:
- Cloud SQL
- Cloud Spanner
- Cloud Storage
Learn more about database connectors.