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July 11, 2019

Product updates

Compare to max

You can now compare the data in a chart to the maximum value for that field:

  • Percent of max shows the current row's value divided by the maximum value for that field.
  • Difference from max shows the current row's value minus the maximum value for that field.
  • Percent difference from max shows the current row's value minus the maximum valuefor that field divided by the total for that field.

Learn more about compare to max.

June 27, 2019

Product updates

New home page

You'll now see a more streamlined home page. The new Data Studio home page is now similar to other G Suite products, like Google Drive, making it faster and easier to find and create your Data Studio files. Learn more.

New text functions

You can now use these functions in your calculated fields in reports and data sources:

  • CONTAINS_TEXT — Returns true if the specified text is found in the field or expression, otherwise returns false.
  • STARTS_WITH — Returns true if the field or expression begins with the specified text, otherwise returns false.
  • ENDS_WITH — Returns true if the field or expression ends with the specified text, otherwise returns false.
  • LEFT_TEXT — Returns a number of characters from the beginning of a specified string.
  • RIGHT_TEXT — Returns a number of characters from the end of a specified string.

Learn more about text functions.

New Ads dimension

The Google Ads connector now provides the Added Audience dimension.

June 20, 2019

Product updates

Pivot table improvements

You can now create pivot tables without a column dimension (leave the column dimension blank, or remove the column dimension if there is one). And, you can now create pivot tables with more than 2 row dimensions. Learn more about pivot tables.

Drill-down improvements

You can now specify a default drill-down level in your charts. This lets you set the level of detail to show viewers when they first open your reports. Learn more about drill-down.

Bidding, social, and geo fields in Search Ads 360

The Search Ads 360 connector now provides bidding, social, and geo fields. Learn more about connecting to Search Ads 360.

Show the list of new fields

  • Ad ID
  • Ad title
  • Advertiser ID
  • Agency ID
  • Airport name
  • Arrondissement name
  • Autonomous Community name
  • Bid group ID
  • Bid Strategy Algorithm Control
  • Bid strategy average target CPA
  • Bid strategy average target ERS
  • Bid strategy average target ROAS
  • Bid Strategy Conversion Delay
  • Bid Strategy Conversions Due
  • Bid Strategy Conversions Total
  • Bid strategy goal
  • Bid strategy optimal cost due
  • Bid strategy optimal cost total
  • Bid strategy revenue due
  • Bid strategy revenue total
  • Bid strategy status
  • Borough name
  • Budget group
  • Canton name
  • City name
  • City Region name
  • Congressional District name
  • Cost per page like
  • Cost per post comment
  • Cost per post engagement
  • Cost per unique link click
  • Country name
  • County name
  • Department name
  • DMA Region name
  • Governorate name
  • Location
  • Metro name
  • Municipality name
  • Neighborhood name
  • Okrug name
  • Page likes
  • Post comments
  • Post engagement
  • Postal Code
  • Prefecture name
  • Province name
  • Region name
  • Social clicks
  • State name
  • Territory name
  • TV Region name
  • Union Territory name
  • Unique link clicks
  • University name

June 6, 2019

Product updates

Report editor improvements

We've improved the way you add charts to a report. Charts now appear wherever your cursor is positioned, and you have the option of clicking to place the chart at the default size, or using drag-and-draw to use a custom size. See this in action here.

In addition, you can now add lines and arrows to your reports. The line tool lets you create lines of varying styles, including arrows and connectors. Learn more.

New default behavior for the component header

Back on April 18, 2019, we announced the component header. With this release, the default behavior is to show the header "on hover." Previously, on hover was turned off by default.

May 30, 2019

Product updates

BigQuery connector parameter support

You can now use parameters in BigQuery data sources to override default values in custom queries. Learn more about data source parameters, and how to use them in BigQuery data sources.

More connectors support 20 dimensions in tables

The following connectors now also support up to 20 dimensions:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Cloud SQL for MySQL

Documentation updates

The table reference now correctly describes the number of metrics allowed in a table (20).

May 23, 2019

Product updates

Improved page links

You can now more easily link to pages in your reports. Use the text control to create a hyperlink, then select either a specific page in the report, or use dynamic link such as first page, next page, previous page, or last page.

More dimensions in tables

Tables using the following connectors can now have up to 20 dimensions:

  • Google Sheets
  • Google BigQuery
  • File Import
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Extracted data sources
  • Blended data views

Tables based on other data sources can have up to 10 dimensions.

May 16, 2019

Product updates

Sort data source columns

You can now sort the columns in your data source:

Demonstrating sorting data source columns

May 2, 2019

Product updates

Community visualizations as filters

You can now create community visualization with the ability to act as filters. Learn how in the Developer Documentation.

April 25, 2019

Product updates

Advanced date comparison

You can now create advanced date range comparisons. This lets you align your current reporting period with the comparison period. For example, you can now compare the last 30 days to the 30 days prior to that and align the comparison Monday to Monday.

Chart drill-down

Drilling down gives viewers a way to reveal additional levels of detail within a chart. You can now define drill-down hierarchies in Cartesian chart to make it easier to find insights at various levels of detail in the data.

Hide page in view mode

You can now hide pages in view mode. You might want to do this if a page is under construction or contains information you only want other editors to see.

Documentation updates

Introduction to aggregation

This new article helps you understand how Data Studio groups and summarizes your data.

April 18, 2019

Product updates

Faster BigQuery reports

You can now use BigQuery BI Engine to improve the performance of reports that use BigQuery data sources. BigQuery BI Engine is a fast, in-memory analysis service that allows you to analyze data stored in BigQuery. Learn more.

New customizable component header

Use the Style tab > Chart Header option to control the visibility of the component header. The component header contains options for exporting data, sorting, and shows whether the charts is being accelerated by the BigQuery BI Engine.You can choose to show the header always, never, or on hover.

March 28, 2019

Product updates

Improved table formatting

It's now easier to resize table columns in edit mode. In addition, you can apply left, right, or center alignment to table columns.

Resize columns

Clicking and dragging a column divider now resizes only that column. To resize multiple columns at once, hold the Shift key while dragging a column divider.

Right-click a table to automatically size columns to fit the data or to size all the columns widths equally.

You can also simply double-click on a column divider to apply the Fit to data option.
 

Learn more.

 

Column alignment

Use the options in the table's Style properties panel to set the alignment for the selected dimension or metric.

Table column alignment options

 

Google Attribution 360 connector is now called TV Attribution

The TV Attribution connector allows you to access television attribution data within Data Studio. Learn more.

March 21, 2019

Product updates

Customize canvas size per page

You can now control the canvas size for every page of a report. The Canvas Size option in the Layout panel sets the default canvas size for the report, but you can now override that on individual pages:

  1. Edit your report
  2. Select the Page and then Current page settings and then Style menu.
  3. Change the Canvas Size option from Auto to your new desired canvas size.

March 7, 2019

Product updates

Version history

You can now see what’s changed in Data Studio. Version history lets you view and restore previous versions of a report or data source.

Schedule email delivery of reports

You can now send a PDF version of your Data Studio reports to yourself and your stakeholders on a regular basis by setting up an email delivery schedule.

Custom rolling dates

Custom rolling date ranges let you configure custom date periods that meet your specific needs. For example, you can create date ranges such as "last 90 days from yesterday" or "last 52 weeks from last week." This option is available for both report editors, and for viewers of reports that include a date range control.

Get a report link

You can now get a short link to a Data Studio report to share, use in web pages, or do anything else you can do with links.

  1. View or edit the report.
  2. In the top right, click Link.
  3. Click COPY LINK.

Documentation updates

We've done even more rewriting of the documentation on working with dates and time.

February 7, 2019

Product updates

New axis font size and data label font size settings

You can now control the font size of chart axis labels and data labels. These new settings are available for bar, line, scatter, and area charts. To access the settings, edit your report, select an appropriate chart, then in the STYLE tab, scroll down to the Grid section. (Show or hide data labels using the Show data labels option at the top of the STYLE tab.)

Example of axis labels

Image legend:

  1. Data labels
  2. Axis labels

Show missing data as blanks

The Missing Data option now lets you show missing data in tables as blanks. Other options include showing "no data," showing zeroes, showing "null", and showing hypens ("-").

January 31, 2019

Product updates

PDF download includes refinements

You can now download to PDF reports that include viewer refinements, including filter controls, date ranges, table pagination, and data control settings. This makes it easier to share customized Data Studio reports with offline stakeholders.

Additional chart-level aggregations

You can now apply the following aggregation methods to metrics in your charts:

  • MEDIAN
  • STANDARD DEVIATION
  • VARIANCE

January 24, 2019

Product updates

Custom date comparison

You can now compare custom date ranges in your charts. Custom date comparison lets you compare the currently selected period to another custom period. By default, the comparison period is fixed, meaning the chart always compares to the exact dates you specify. You can change this so the comparison range is a rolling date window that advances over time.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) support

BigQuery data sources can now connect to data managed by Google VPC.

Documentation updates

We've rewritten and consolidated the documentation on working with dates and time.

January 17, 2019

Product updates

Graphing negative numbers is now easier. Cartesian charts now default to using the (auto) setting for the minimum axis value option. This option provides better support for charts that display negative or mixed numbers. Learn more.

January 10, 2019

Product updates

New function: APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT()

  • BigQuery and Cloud Spanner data sources now explicitly support the APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT function in calculated fields.
  • Previously, calculated fields in BigQuery data sources that called COUNT_DISTINCT actually used APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT behind the scenes to reduce query costs. Now, COUNT_DISTINCT uses the actual count distinct function. To return to the previous behavior, change your calculated fields to use APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT.
  • For data sources which do not support APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT, APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT will act like COUNT_DISTINCT.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed a bug that caused report level components to not be saved with reports under specific circumstances.
  • We fixed a bug that impacted a small number of reports created or edited between January 2nd and January 4th, 2019.
    • We rolled back existing reports that were affected by this bug to their January 1, 2019 state. To request your report to be restored to its January 9, 2019 6:00 PM Pacific Time version, please use this form.
    • New reports that were affected during this time were corrupted and can't be opened. However, report editors and owners can make a copy of these reports, which may fix the problem.

December 19, 2018

Product updates

Community visualizations in developer preview

Developers can now create community visualizations that work with your data and can be configured just like Data Studio's default charts. The feature is now ready for all developers to build and use visualizations in reports. The developer preview program lets developers try out new and cutting-edge features as they are in progress.

Community connectors out of developer preview

Community connectors are now generally available. Community connectors allow anyone to build their own connections to any internet-accessible data source.

Custom SQL support in Cloud SQL connector

You can now use custom SQL statements in the Google Cloud SQL for MySQL connector.

Display & Video 360 data source bug fix

We've fixed a bug that prevented you from creating calculated field dimensions in Display & Video 360 data sources.

December 14, 2018

Product updates

Preset charts and improved chart placement

We've streamlined the way you add visualizations to your reports. You can now choose from a selection of preset charts and add them to the canvas with a single click. The presets include a variety of styling options. For example, you can add a table with a heatmap already applied, or a 100% stacked bar chart. You can also apply different presets to charts that you've already added to the report.

Watch a demo

 

Chart interaction filters now include brushing

Chart interactions let you turn your charts into filter controls. Brushing allows you to drag your mouse across a chart to select a range of values to filter by. For example, you can use a time series to filter your report by a time frame highlighted on the chart.

Watch a demo

This demonstration shows how you can filter on one or more chart series by clicking, and how to filter by a range using brushing.

Duplicate filters and blended data sources

You can now copy filters and blended data sources within the same report. To do this, edit your report, then choose the Resource menu and select the resource you want to manage. Use the Duplicate action to make the copy. You can then apply the copied filter or blended data source to other charts in the report.

New options for handling of missing data

Tables and scorecards now provide a Missing data option in the STYLE properties panel. When your data is missing values, charts can display 0, No data, - (hyphen), or null.

November 30, 2018

Product updates

Embed external content in your reports

You can now add content hosted on other sites in your reports. Using the URL embed feature, you can include YouTube videos, web pages, and Google Docs to create robust multi-media experiences for your viewers.

PDF download improvements

We've fine-tuned PDF download to better support larger reports and reduce time-out errors.

November 15, 2018

Product updates

The Ad Manager 360 connector lets you visualize over 50 Ad Manager fields directly in Data Studio. Google Ad Manager is a comprehensive hosted ad serving platform that streamlines your ad management, whether you deliver ads to websites, mobile webpages, mobile apps, games, or a combination of these. Learn more about Google Ad Manager.

November 2, 2018

Product updates

Chart-specific calculated fields

You can now add calculated fields directly to a chart in your report. Chart-specific calculated fields let report editors create fields that use the same features as calculated fields in data sources. In addition, chart-specific calculated fields work on blended data.

To create a chart-specific calculated field, select a chart and click +Add dimension or +Add metric in the DATA properties panel.

Chart interactions

You can now turn your charts into interactive filters. Viewers can click a dimension value in one chart to filter other charts on the page by the selected value.

Search All filter control

In addition to the familiar list style filter control, you now have a new option: Search All. Report viewers can use advanced search options to filter the report.

Updated dimension and metric picker

It's now easier to find and select dimensions and metrics in the component properties panel. When you click a field chip in the right-hand properties panel, the picker now shows field groupings, if available. In addition, you can use both your mouse and keyboard to scroll through the list.

Multi-select improvements

You can now resize multiple components at the same time. Just select the charts, controls, images, or shapes you want to resize, then drag a selection box corner to adjust the size.

We've also made it easier to select, move, and resize components that are partially hidden by other components.

Watch a demo

October 18, 2018

Product updates

  • We've added over 2 dozen fields to the Search Ads 360 connector. To use these fields, create a new Search Ads 360 data source, or refresh an existing data source.
  • We've made Undo / Redo in the report editor more reliable.

October 11, 2018

Product updates

This week's features have been postponed temporarily.

October 3, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now download reports as PDF. You can save all pages of the report, or select the pages you want to download and determine their order. Saved reports can include a link back to the report in Data Studio, and you can add password protection to keep your data private.
  • We've added new "to date" options to date ranges. These new options let you set a rolling time period without needing to manually update the date range. You can now select from:
    • Week to date (Starts Sunday)
    • Week to date (Starts Monday)
    • Month to date
    • Quarter to date
    • Year to date

September 20, 2018

Product updates

  • Data Studio is no longer in beta.
  • Calculated fields now support literal negative numbers, for example: Metric * -1.

September 13, 2018

Product updates

Google Marketing Platform users can now access their Data Studio reports from within GMP products. GMP users will see their Data Studio reports in the Analytics, Optimize and Tag Manager headers. Simply click on the Data Studio icon to see a list of recent reports or use the search functionality within the header to find a specific report.

September 06, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now create data sources based on extracted data. Extracted data sources provide faster performance because the data is static until you refresh it. Learn more.

August 30, 2018

We've improved error messaging in Community Connectors. If you experience connection issues with a third party connector, you'll see error details and support links to help you resolve the issue.

August 15, 2018

Product updates

Note for current users of the Campaign Manager connector:
 
Beginning August 21st, 2018, components using data from the Campaign Manager (previously, DoubleClick Campaign Manager - DCM) connector will no longer support requests for more than two years of data. Components based on Campaign Manager data sources will show an error message when their date range is set to greater than two years. Please update your reports to request less than two years of Campaign Manager data in advance of this change.

You can now copy and paste chart and control styles. This makes it easier to create consistent looking reports.

August 2, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now connect Data Studio to more Google Marketing Platform products:
  • The BigQuery connector now supports explicit data locations. Learn more.

Documentation updates

We've added new template reports for Display & Video 360 and Search Ads 360 to the Report Gallery.To use these templates with your own data, preview the report with the links below, then click USE TEMPLATE. You can add your own data source and have a functional report in under a minute.

Display & Video 360 template report.


Search Ads 360 template report.

July 26, 2018

Product updates

  • Data Studio is now part of Google Marketing Platform. We’ve unified our DoubleClick advertiser products and the Google Analytics 360 Suite under a single brand: Google Marketing Platform. As part of the launch of Google Marketing Platform on July 24, Google Analytics 360 Suite Home has become Platform Home.
    Data Studio's functionality and availability are not affected by these changes. You will, however, see the new Google Marketing Platform brand - including new product names and logos - reflected in product interfaces, help centers, trainings, and more. Learn more.
  • You can now share a direct link to your Community Connector. When a user follows the link, it will take them directly to Data Studio with your connector selected. Learn more.

Documentation updates

You'll notice a fresh new look for all the Google Help Centers, based on Material Design. The new design has been optimized for mobile and delivering a better experience for users around the globe.

July 12, 2018

Product updates

You can now blend data from multiple data sources. For example, you can blend two different Google Analytics data sources to measure the performance of your app and website in a single visualization. You can blend data from different kinds of data sources, as long as there is at least one common field with which to join the data. Learn more about data blending.

Share your data stories on social media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, or on chat applications like Hangouts, or iMessage. Learn more about sharing on social media.

July 3, 2018

Product updates

The Search Console connector now gives you access to up to 16 months of data. This data is also available in the Search Console interface (see the blog post), and in the Search Console API (tweet).

June 28, 2018

Product updates

  • We've made 2 improvements to calculated fields:
    • Messages for the most common errors are now more informative.
    • You can now format your formulas automatically with the FORMAT FORMULA button:
      Automatic field formatting example.
  • You can now use SVG images in your reports.

June 21, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now have more data in your charts. Most charts now allow up to 20 dimensions and 20 metrics. Time series support up to 20 metrics. Tables support 10 dimensions and up to 20 metrics. Pivot tables, scorecards, and bullet charts are unchanged.
  • You can now change the grid size in the report editor. This makes it easier to create standardized report layouts. The new Grid Settings options are located in the Layout and Theme panel.
    • We've built an example report to demonstrate how you can use the grid. Check it out!
  • You can now embed Data Studio reports in social media platforms, such as Reddit and Medium, that use the oEmbed format. Learn about more embedding.
  • Community connectors now support username/password, and API Token authentication. Learn more.

June 14, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now generate thumbnail images for your reports using the new /thumbnail URL endpoint. Thumbnails are useful for showing viewers a preview of the report's first page. Use them when sharing reports via email, embedding in a website or blog post, etc. Learn more about thumbnail images.
    • We've changed the default metric aggregation for "flexible schema" data sources. (These are data sources based on data sets where we can't know the schema ahead of time, such as Sheets and BigQuery.) In the past, metrics in those data sources defaulted to aggregation type Sum. They will now default to aggregation type None. This should have no effect on your reports, as the default aggregation of a metric in a chart is still Sum. And as before, you can override the default aggregation in the data source or by editing the fields in the report.

      In addition, you'll notice new metric icons indicating the aggregation type in your chart configuration:

      Icon label Aggregation
      AUT Auto
      SUM Sum
      AVG Average
      MIN Min
      MAX Max
      CT Count
      CTD Count Distinct

       

Documentation and help updates

We've add an example reports article to the Help Center. This page curates a number of demonstration and example reports you can use to see Data Studio features in action.

June 7, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now apply running calculations to metrics in your reports. Running calculations compute summary results for each record of data, helping you see how each contributes to the whole picture. Learn more or view a sample report.
  • You can now access the Product Overview, Report Gallery, and Connector Gallery from the left-hand navigation in the Data Studio Home page.
  • BigQuery data sources now automatically provide a default Record Count metric. You can use this as a breakdown dimension to show the number of records being aggregated by your charts.

May 24, 2018

Product updates

  • We've added some features to Cartesian charts:
    • You can now control the display direction of the X and Y axes in area, bar, combo, scatter, and time series charts. In the chart's STYLE properties, under Axes, use the checkboxes to reverse the display order of each axis. See a demonstration.
    • Combo charts now support stacked bars.
  • 3rd party connectors now support passing parameters from reports to the data source. This makes reports based on these connectors more flexible. Learn more.

April 26, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now connect to Google Cloud Spanner databases. Cloud Spanner is an enterprise-grade, globally-distributed, and strongly consistent database service that combines the benefits of relational database structure with non-relational horizontal scale. Learn more.
  • Pivot tables now let you include up to 10 metrics in your analysis.

April 12, 2018

Product updates

You can now toggle table headers on or off using the Show header option (located in the table properties STYLE panel). Learn more about tables.

April 5, 2018

Product updates

We've launched a new connector gallery. It's now easier to find and access both Google and Community connectors. To see the connector gallery, create a new data source.

March 27, 2018

Product updates

  • As a part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you can now review and accept the Data Processing Terms, as well as supply contact information and company details, by going to the Settings iconUser Settings > Account & Privacy in Data Studio. Learn more about the GDPR.
  • The list of available spreadsheets should now load faster when creating Google Sheets data sources.

March 20, 2018

Product updates

You can now bookmark a report and preserve its filter settings. This lets you create custom views of your data, as well as specify default settings for multi-select filters.

March 6, 2018

Product updates

  • We've improved the calculated fields editor with a larger text box and drag-and-drop field selection.
  • Switching chart types now better preserves style settings.

February 6, 2018

Product updates

January 31, 2018

Product updates

You can now access the following new fields in YouTube data sources:

  • Video Link—provides a clickable link to open the video in new tab
  • Thumbnail Link—provides a clickable link to open the thumbnail image in new tab
  • Thumbnail—displays the video thumbnail image
  • Linked Thumbnail—displays a clickable image of the video thumbnail, which opens the video in new tab

These fields appear automatically in new data sources. To add them to an existing data source, edit the data source, then click REFRESH FIELDS. Learn more.

In addition, for new data sources, the Video Length field is now a metric, with an aggregation of AVERAGE. (This change will not be applied to existing data sources, even if you reconnect them.)

January 24, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now include up to 3 pivot tables per report page. (The previous limit was 1 pivot table per page.)
  • We've fixed a bug in the COUNT_DISTINCT function. The function now works correctly when filters and date ranges are applied to the data.

January 12, 2018

Product updates

  • You can now sort data in charts based on any metric in your data source, even if that field is not in the chart. You can also change the aggregation of the sort fields (the same way you can with other fields in the chart). Learn more.
  • We've fixed a bug in the PERCENTILE function. When using BigQuery Legacy SQL, the function was using the N-1th percentile calculation. The function now correctly uses the Nth percentile.

December 13, 2017

Product updates

Community connector's now let developers more fully define the connector schema, including:

  • field semantic type
  • field aggregation type
  • calculated fields
  • field groupings

December 7, 2017

Product updates

We've made 2 improvements to BigQuery data sources:

  • You can now enable or disable automatic date detection in date-partitioned tables.
  • You can now override the default Billing Project ID and Project ID in custom queries.

Documentation and help updates

You can now access 2 embedded example reports that show the HYPERLINK function in action.

November 29, 2017

Product updates

You can now display clickable images in tables. To do this, provide an Image field as the 2nd parameter of the HYPERLINK function.

November 16, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now display images in tables using the new IMAGE function. For example, you can use this to display YouTube video thumbnails or product images in your reports.
  • You can now use custom queries in all our database connectors.
  • The data control now supports Attribution 360 (TV Attribution) and DFP (DoubleClick for Publishers) data sets.
  • Pivot tables can now display metrics as bars and heatmaps.

November 1, 2017

Product updates

You can now set a default value for single-select style filter controls. Enter the default value exactly as it appears in your data, including case, punctuation, or special characters.

October 26, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now create pivot tables in Data Studio.
  • You can now show Google Analytics sampling rates used in your Analytics-based charts.
  • Field editing in reports now lets you change data types and date formats within a report. You can also apply 3 analytical functions to metrics in your charts:
    • Percent of Total
    • Difference from Total
    • Percent Difference from Total

October 11, 2017

Product updates

You can now remove community connectors. Removing an installed community connector will revoke authorization to both the connector and underlying system. Learn more about community connectors.

We've improved performance while editing reports with a large number of components.

We've updated the Welcome to Data Studio! (Start Here) report to include new features.

October 5, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now choose how to color the dimension data in your reports:
    • Color by order colors the data according to its position in the chart. E.g., the first series is always blue.
    • Color by dimension value lets you define the colors to use for each value in your charts. E.g., "France" is always represented in blue. Coloring by dimension values ensures that your data uses color consistently, regardless of the position of that data in the chart. This is now the default behavior for new reports.
  • We've added an Embed URL option for embedding reports. This makes it even easier to embed a report into the new Google Sites. Learn more.

September 28, 2017

Product updates

  • Data sources now have a Field editing in reports option. When this option is enabled, you can change field names and aggregations within the reports that use that data source. This makes it easier to customize your reports without having to change the data source. Learn more.
  • We've made a number of improvements to embedding Data Studio reports:
    • You can now easily embed a Data Studio report in the new Google Sites.
      • Just copy and paste the URL portion of the generated iframe code (the portion between the quotes in the href="..." property) into the Google Sites Embed widget.
    • We've added an embedding shortcut button to the report header The Embed button
      • In edit mode, click this button to enable embedding
      • In view mode, click this button to display the HTML iframe code you can use to embed an enabled report. (Previously, you could only generate this code by editing the report.)
  • We've added a full screen mode button to the report header The Enter Full Screen button
  • You now have 3 options for controlling the report header:
    • Always show—the report header is always visible
    • Auto hide—the report header appears briefly, then is hidden. Hover your mouse over the header area to redisplay it
    • Initially hide—the report header is hidden until you hover your mouse over the header area

September 6, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now build your own connectors, allowing you to use Data Studio to display virtually any kind of data to which you have access.
  • You can now share your reports more widely by embedding public or private reports in websites, blogs, and other web properties that support the iframe HTML tag.
  • The data control now supports AdWords, Search Console, YouTube, and DoubleClick Campaign Manager data sets, making it easier to create reports that are used across multiple accounts and/or data sources.
  • You can now create data sources based on CSV data stored in Google Cloud Storage folders and files.
  • You can now configure tables to automatically display metric totals. To do this, check the "Show summary row" option in the DATA tab of the table properties panel.
  • You can now export data from charts directly to Google Sheets.

August 24, 2017

Product updates

  • Data Studio is now available in Russia. Добро пожаловать в Data Studio!

July 19, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now wrap long text in table cells:
    • Edit your report
    • Select the table
    • Select the STYLE tab
    • Check the Wrap text option in the Table Body section.

Learn more about using tables.

July 14, 2017

Product updates

  • We've launched the data control:
    • The data control gives viewers a way to select the Google Analytics data they want to see in a report.
    • This makes it easy for you to share reports based on Google Analytics with viewers who want to use that report with their own Analytics data.
    • Using a data control eliminates the need to create separate reports and data sources for your various Google Analytics views.
  • Tables can now contain just dimensions or metrics. You no longer are required to have at least one dimension and one metric.
  • We've improved the Google Cloud SQL connector:
    • Faster data connection
    • SSL support
    • You now connect via a CloudSQL instance name (no longer requires you to whitelist IP addresses).
  • We've improved the report editor:
    • All new charts and controls appear with a uniform size and style when you initially place them on the canvas. To see this, select a component from the toolbar or Insert menu. Then click the canvas to place the component. As always, you can resize the chart to any size.
      • You can still use the "click and draw" method to create new charts of any size.
    • All new controls appear with a drop shadow, to help distinguish them from text and charts. You can turn the shadow off by editing the selected control's STYLE properties.

June 22, 2017

Product updates

June 16, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now copy a data source!
  • Filter controls now support single select and search.
  • You can now add a bubble size dimension to a scatter chart to have it display as a bubble chart.
  • Bug fix: MCC sub-accounts now appear as expected even if the user's email is authorized to view, but is not the owner of, the AdWords account.
  • Bug fix: The "Last 7 days including today" date range now correctly includes all of today's data.

June 2, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now view and create feature requests using our new public issue reporting form. Learn more.
  • Report owners can now disable the option to export data from charts using the sharing dialog's Advanced options. Learn more.

Documentation updates

Learn more about measuring report usage with Google Analytics.

May 19, 2017

Product updates

  • Add your Google Analytics measurement ID in the report settings panel to measure traffic to your reports.
  • You can now export data from your charts to CSV.
  • Combo charts let you plot any kind of data using lines, bars, or both.
  • The MySQL connector now supports secure connections via SSL.
  • The new secondary sort option in area charts, bar charts, time series, and the new combo chart lets you sort on the breakdown dimensions in those charts.

April 27, 2017

Product updates

  • Reports can now be viewed by anyone: no Google sign-in required. To take advantage of this feature, be sure to use "Owner's Credentials" for your data source access. Learn more about sharing reports via URL.

    In order to support non-signed in viewing, the report URL format has changed slightly. If your reports contained links to specific pages, you will need to update them to the new format. Specifically, if the link previously started with # or open, make sure it now begins with org//reporting. For example, the following link refers to page 2 of the "Warm Welcome" report:

    https://datastudio.google.com/org//reporting/0B_U5RNpwhcE6R3d5Nk5zOE5ZSGM/page/HjD

  • Scorecards now have "Missing Data" option which allows you to choose to display either "No data" or "0" when there is no data to display.

April 20, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now decide whether to include or exclude hidden columns and filtered rows from Sheets data sources. Learn more.
  • Bars in tables now correctly show the relative scale for the entire data set. Preciously, this scale was set on a page by page basis.

April 13, 2017

Product updates

April 6, 2017

Product updates

Global availability update

Data Studio is now available in Poland. Witamy!

New table features

We've added 3 new features to tables in reports:

  • You can now specify a secondary sort column as part of the table's DATA settings.
  • You can now set a target reference line for bar graph columns in a table. This is similar to the target feature of bullet charts.
  • You can now display an X-axis for bar graph columns in a table.

Learn more about tables.

Metrics in CASE statements

You can now use metrics in CASE statements. Learn more about CASE.

New features link

We've added new features link from the Data Studio home page to this Help Center article, making it easier to keep up to date with new features. Look for it in the left hand navigation panel.

Documentation updates

Reorganized the data sources and connectors topics to make browsing easier.

March 30, 2017

Product updates

Enhanced layout options

The following new report options give you more control over page layout and screen size:

  • Header visibility—make the report header always visible or auto-hide it
  • Navigation position—display report page navigation at the top or on the left
  • Display mode—fit the report to the width of the browser window, or display as actual size
  • Has margin—show or hide the report margin
  • Canvas Size—select from a number of preset canvas sizes or enter custom display dimensions.

Learn more about report layout options.

New fields available in the DCM connector:

  • % Visible at Start
  • % Visible at First Quartile
  • % Visible at Midpoint
  • % Visible at Third Quartile
  • % Visible at Completion
  • % Audible and Visible at Start
  • % Audible and Visible at First Quartile
  • % Audible and Visible at Midpoint
  • % Audible and Visible at Third Quartile
  • % Audible and Visible at Completion
  • Impressions Audible and Visible at Completion

Faster report performance

We've improved report caching for faster performance in both edit and view modes.

March 23, 2017

Product updates

Chart switching

Explore your data in edit mode by switching between chart types. For example, you can define a table with the dimensions and metrics you want, apply a filter, ensure the data looks right, then switch to a bar chart, preserving your configuration.

Learn more about chart switching.

Improved file upload column names

Field names in upload files can now contain spaces and special characters. (Commas in field names must still be quoted.)

Increased DCM advertiser support

The DoubleClick Campaign Manager connector now supports the full list of advertisers.

March 17, 2017

Product updates

The DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM) connector now supports the following new fields:

  • Booked Activities
  • Booked Clicks
  • Booked Viewable Impressions

The AdWords connector now supports the Ad Group Type field.

We've added a new function:

  • POWER - Returns result of raising a value X to the power Y. X and Y can be metrics, dimensions, or constant values, but you can't mix dimensions and metrics in the same formula.

We've added 10 new fonts:

  • Bubblegum Sans
  • Boogaloo
  • Coming soon
  • Cormorant Unicase
  • Eater
  • Great Vibes
  • Oleo Script
  • Permanent Marker
  • Raleyway​
  • Reenie Beanie

March 7, 2017

Product updates

Data Studio is now available in over 180 countries. See the list of unsupported countries.

We've added a file upload connector type, allowing you to upload up to 2GB of CSV data. Learn more.

March 2, 2017

Product updates

You can now create more sophisticated filters, with conditional logic, metric filtering, and additional filter operators. It's also easier to reuse filters on multiple charts. Learn more.

You can now apply Google Analytics segments to your charts. Learn more.

We've improved added data source management. Learn more.

The DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM) connector now supports the following new fields:

  • Dimensions:
    • Placement Pixel Size
    • Advertiser Group
    • App
    • App ID
    • Environment
    • DBM Site
    • DBM Site ID
  • Metrics:
    • Cost Per Click
    • Booked Impressions
    • Planned Media Cost
    • Effective CPM
    • Cross-device metrics
    • Click-through Revenue
    • View-through Revenue
    • Total Revenue

The YouTube connector now supports the Average Percentage Viewed metric.

Documentation updates

February 16, 2017

Product updates

  • The DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM) connector now supports the following DoubleClick Bid Manager-related fields:
    • DBM Advertiser
    • DBM Advertiser ID
    • DBM Insertion Order
    • DBM Insertion Order ID
    • DBM Line Item
    • DBM Line Item ID
    • DBM Partner
    • DBM Partner ID
  • The BigQuery connector now supports date partitioned tables.
  • You can now set metric decimal precision in tables.
  • Refreshing a data source will now detect field name changes in your data set.
  • The AdWords connector now includes Campaign ID and Keyword Quality Score fields.
  • The size limit for calculated fields has been increased to 2048 characters.

Documentation & Help updates

Translated versions of these release notes will now be available approximately 1 week after the English version.

February 9, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now create AdWords data sources using up to 75 accounts in a Manager (MCC) account. See the blog post or learn more.
  • You can now create data sources based on Google Search Console. Learn more.
  • We've improved report loading times by using magic.

Documentation & Help updates

Video tutorials now have captions in the 10 supported Help Center languages.

February 2, 2017

Product updates

  • We've removed the 5-report limit: you can now create as many reports and data sources as you need in the free version of Data Studio.

January 26, 2017

Product updates

  • You can now create data sources that connect to PostgreSQL. Learn more.
  • You can now see rolling weekly date windows that start on Monday. (Previously, the weekly window always started on Sunday.) Learn more.
  • You can now use the Median and Percentile functions in BigQuery data sources.

January 3, 2017

Product updates

The YouTube connector now includes the video title. Refresh the fields of existing YouTube data sources to add the video title.

December 8, 2016

Product updates

  • No product updates this week

Documentation & Help updates

November 28, 2016

Product updates

  • You can now create data sources that connect to DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM). Learn more
  • Data Studio 360 is now ISO 27001 certified. Learn more

Documentation & Help updates

Published chart references.

November 10, 2016

Product updates

  • Added support for new date formats in reports and data sources:
    Format Example
    Day of Week (D) Tuesday
    Month (MM) August
    ISO Week (Www) Week 35
    Day (DD) 23
    Hour (HH) 6PM
    Minute (mm) 52
    Month Day (MMDD) Aug 23
    Quarter (Q) Q3
    Year Quarter (QYYYY) Q3 2016

October 28, 2016

Product updates

  • YouTube data sources can now connect to YouTube Content Owners and Google+ Page channels. Learn more
  • AdWords data sources can now connect to manager accounts (MCC). Learn more
  • Added new functions:
    • WEEK
    • YEARWEEK

Documentation & Help updates

October 4, 2016

Product updates

  • Launched Data Studio in 21 additional countries. Learn more
  • You can now create reports from a template.
  • Copying a report now lets you specify which data sources you want to use.

Documentation & Help updates

Sep 12, 2016

Documentation & Help updates

  • Improved the help and feedback user experience.
  • You can now access the tutorial videos from within the product.

August 29, 2016

Product updates

  • Improved Google Analytics connector:
    • Added support for Google Analytics city geo mapping .
    • Increased row limit for Google Analytics data sources to 1 million rows.

August 22, 2016

Product updates

  • Launched connectors for MySQL and Google CloudSQL. Learn more
  • Improved data source refresh, reconnect, and reset functionality. Learn more
  • You can now resize cartesian charts (Time Series, Bar, Area, Scatter) within their frames to make more room for truncated axis labels and chart legends.

August 8, 2016

Documentation & Help updates

July 25, 2016

Product updates

  • Updated AdWords connector. Learn more
  • Added new functions:
    • MEDIAN—returns the median of a set of values
    • VARIANCE—returns the variance of a set of values
    • REGEXP_REPLACE—replaces text in a field expression. Learn more
    • REGEXP_MATCH (and other REGEXP_* functions) can now be used outside of CASE statements
  • CASE now supports NOT IN operator. Learn more

Documentation & Help updates

Published Calculated fields video

July 14, 2016

Product updates

  • You can now return a dimension as the result of a CASE statement.
  • The Currency field type in the data source editor now supports a selection of international currencies.

Documentation & Help updates

Published Connect to Your Data video tutorial

July 7, 2016

Product updates

  • Added new functions:
    • UPPER—changes text to uppercase
    • LOWER—changes text to lowercase
  • Tables now can show bars and numbers in the same column
  • Table headers now support wrapping text
  • Donut-style pie charts now support labels

Documentation & Help updates

June 27, 2016

Product updates

  • Report page links: You can now link to a specific page in a report. Learn more

June 20, 2016

Product updates

  • Added new functions:
    • ABS—Returns the absolute value of number
    • ROUND—Rounds a number to the specified places
    • REGEXP_EXTRACT—Extracts a portion of text
  • You can now specify the axis for each series in a chart
  • Added Owned by me filter on the Home page
  • Fixed report viewing on mobile devices

Documentation & Help updates

June 2, 2016

Product updates

  • US Public Beta: We launched Google’s new data analysis and visualization platform that allows you to quickly access data, visualize into reports, and share across your organizations. All US users can create 5 reports and unlimited data sources. Data Studio can now access data from: AdWords, Google Analytics, BigQuery, Sheets, Attribution 360, YouTube.
  • Data Studio 360 US Public Beta: GA360 Customers can now purchase Data Studio 360 in the United States. Contact your sales representative for details.
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