Release notes (2016)

2016 releases:

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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