March 16, 2023
More improvements to field search in the data panel
Searching for a field in the report editor's data panel is contextual:
- When no components are selected, you can search for fields in any data source that is added to the report.
- When a component is selected, the search results are restricted to that component's data source.
- When a group of components is selected, the search results are restricted to the grouped component's data sources.
When you search for a field, the data panel provides additional information about the results:
- The number of matches for each data source on the report appears on the right.
- The text matching your search appears in bold.
- If a data source doesn't contain your search term, a message appears below that data source.
Updated database connector articles
Added the note that custom queries in Looker Studio may timeout after 3 to 5 minutes to all database connectors that support custom queries.
Updated PostgreSQL connector article
Added a note that the PostgreSQL connector doesn't use the Cloud SQL proxy when connecting to Cloud SQL PostgreSQL instances. If you're connecting to a Cloud SQL PostgreSQL instance, you'll need to add the listed IPs to the authorized networks list.
March 9, 2023
New / renamed fields in the Google Analytics 4 connector
The following fields are available in the GA4 connector:
- Items added to cart
- Items checked out
- Items clicked in list
- Items clicked in promotion
- Items viewed
- Items viewed in list
- Items viewed in promotion
The following fields have been renamed:
|Old name||New name|
|Add-to-carts||Add to carts|
|Item purchase quantity||Items purchased|
|Item list clicks||Item-list click events|
|Item list views||Item-list view events|
|Item promotion clicks||Promotion clicks|
|Item promotion views||Item view events|
|Item views||Item view events|
To see these fields in your reports, refresh the data source.
Updated: Connect to BigQuery
Added a note that custom queries in Looker Studio may timeout after 3 to 5 minutes.
Deleted: Connect to Google Surveys
Google Surveys and Surveys 360 were turned down in November 1, 2022. Creating new data sources based on Google Surveys has not been possible since that time.
Learn more about why Surveys was turned down.
January 30, 2023
Identify Looker Studio queries with BigQuery job labels
All queries sent by Looker Studio to BigQuery have the BigQuery job label requestor:looker_studio.
You can use this job label to identify BigQuery queries related to Looker Studio. See viewing job labels for instructions.
Article: Set up organizational ownership of Looker Studio Pro assets
Clarified that Looker Studio Pro assets are protected from accidental deletion by applying a Google Cloud lien.
January 26, 2023
Looker connector generally available
The Looker connector allows you to access Looker data within Looker Studio by adding an Explore as a data source to a Looker Studio report.
Learn more about Connecting to Looker Studio from Looker.
January 19, 2023
Improved field search in the report editor
Searching for a field in the data panel only searches the currently selected component's data source. When no components are selected, search looks for fields in any data source that is added to the report.
January 6, 2023
Connect to Cloud SQL for MySQL instances that use private IP connectivity
The Cloud SQL for MySQL connector now supports connections to Cloud SQL for MySQL instances with private IP connectivity.
To allow Looker Studio to access data in Cloud SQL and make queries against this data over a private connection, select the Enable private path option under Google Cloud services authorization in your Cloud SQL for MySQL instance settings.