Google Data Studio Interface


At the top of the page you can see a toolbar where you can find different options for creating a report.

Pages, names

First of all, your report needs a title. You can simply name it at the top left corner and the changes will be automatically saved. Then you can add multiple pages to the report which you can also name and easily switch between them.

Types of data visualization

The next part of the toolbar is the data visualization tools. You can select the graph type you want to build.

For example, a bar chart requires you to select one dimension and at least one metric. If you add multiple metrics, you will see multiple bars for each category.

Inserting text and images

You can insert text, images, rectangles, and circles to the report depending on your purpose.

Selecting layout and theme

Layout and theme give you the possibility to play with the style of your report. You can change the background, colors, text styles, and display options and create a unique style that can represent the style of your company.

Styling and controlling menu

Styling and controlling menu is a great help in the process of creating a report. You can select the chart type, experiment with metrics and dimensions, change data sources, apply a filter, etc.Now let’s switch between view and edit mode to see how our sample report looks like:

Sharing the visualization

You can do a few things with the share feature. You can collaborate on the visualization with your team or clients. Depending on their level of access, they can view or edit the reports through an invitation or a shared link.

The visualizations also can be shared by embedding them into online and offline content, from websites and blog posts to annual reports.

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