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Release notes (2023)

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March 16, 2023

Product updates

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:

  1. The number of matches for each data source on the report appears on the right.
  2. The text matching your search appears in bold.
  3. If a data source doesn't contain your search term, a message appears below that data source.

The Looker Studio data panel, showing search results for "country."

Documentation updates

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.

Read article.

March 9, 2023

Product updates

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.

Documentation updates

Updated: Connect to BigQuery

Added a note that custom queries in Looker Studio may timeout after 3 to 5 minutes. 

Read article.

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

Product updates

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.

Documentation updates

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.

Read article.

January 26, 2023

Product updates

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

Product updates

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

Product updates

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.

Learn more.

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