About dates and time in Data Studio
Creating reports that visualize how your data changes over time is a core feature of Data Studio. To do this, you'll want to know how to:
- set up the dimensions in your data source that contain date information.
- add and customize date-based charts in a report.
- set the default time frame and comparison periods for your charts.
Additionally, you may want to give viewers of your reports a way to control the report time frame.
A note about timezone
Data Studio uses UTC standard time. If your data set doesn't use UTC, you may see discrepancies when charting data for the current day (due to differences between UTC and your timezone).