Community visualizations (Developer Preview)

Display your data in new and interesting ways.

Community visualizations are charts created by third-party developers that work with your data and can be configured just like Data Studio's default charts.

Community visualizations display data from your data source. Although the community visualization can't access your data directly, you should still be sure you trust the developer of any community visualizations you add to your reports.

This feature is currently in Beta and is intended to let you try out community visualizations and give us feedback. Learn more about the community visualization program and see featured charts in the developer documentation. Available visualizations can be found in the community gallery.
  1. Edit your report.
  2. In the toolbar, click Community visualizations and components Community visualization icon.
  3. Click a visualization icon to add it to your report.
  1. Edit your report.
  2. In the toolbar, click Community visualizations and components Community visualization icon.
  3. In the dialog that opens, click + Explore more to open the Community Gallery.
  4. Click a visualization icon to add it to your report.

Add a community visualization to your report by ID

  1. Edit your report.
  2. In the toolbar, click Community visualizations and components Community visualization icon.
  3. In the dialog that opens, click + Explore more to open the Community Gallery.
  4. Click Build your own visualization.
  5. Enter the Manifest Path and then click Submit.
  6. Click a visualization to add it to your report.

Once you've added a community visualization, you can copy it within the report, or copy and paste it to another report.

 
Copying a report with community visualizations also copies those visualizations to the new report.

Remove community visualizations from a report

To remove a community visualization component from the report canvas, select that component and press Delete

Manage visualizations resources

When you add a new community visualization, Data Studio adds a resource for that visualization to the report. The individual community components you place on the canvas are instances of that particular visualization's resource.

Deleting a selected community visualization component from the canvas doesn't remove the resource. It simply deletes that particular component. To completely remove the community visualization resource:

  1. Click Resource > Manage community visualizations.
  2. Locate the visualization resource, then click Remove Remove.
If the visualization resource is currently used in any components in your report, those components will break. To restore the resource, click Add it back in any broken components.

Enable community visualizations in your data source

By default, data sources do not allow community visualizations to display your data. You can enable community visualizations by editing the data source:

  1. Edit your data source.
  2. In the top options bar, click COMMUNITY VISUALIZATIONS ACCESS.
  3. Select Community visualization access: ON.

Additionally, make sure the data source uses owner's credentials.

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