How to use Google Data Studio with Google Sheets

 

Step-1: Navigate to https://datastudio.google.com/overview

Step-2: Click on the ‘Use it for free’ button:

Step-3: Sign in with your Google email and password. You should now see the home page of data studio:

Step-4: Click on the ‘Create’ button:

Step-5: Click on ‘Data Source’

Step-6: Scroll down, find the Google Sheet Connector and then hove your mouse over it:

Step-7: Click on the ‘Select’ button. 

 

Step-8: Rename your data source.

           

 

Step-9: Find and click on your Google Sheet:

Step-10: Click on the blue ‘Connect’ button on the top right hand side:

You should now see a screen like the one below:

Step-11: Now Google data studio does not always determine the correct data type for each field. 

So you need to Make sure that each field is of the correct data type. 

For example, from the screenshot above we can see that the ‘Transaction ID’ field is of type ‘date’. 

It should be of type ‘number’:

The revenue, tax and shipping fields should be of type ‘currency’ (US Dollar) 

The region field should be of type ‘region’.

 

Here all the green fields represent dimensions and all the blue fields represents metrics. 

 

At this point you can also change the name of the fields. But I don’t recommend that.

If you want to change the field names then do it via the Google Sheets.

 

Step-12: Once everything looks all right then click on the ‘Create Report’ button:

You should now see a dialog box like the one below:

Step-13: Click on the ‘Add to Report’ button. You should now see following similar screen:

Step-14: Name your report and then start adding components to it from the toolbar:

Step-15: Click on the ‘Add a Chart’ button in the toolbar and then click on the table icon:

Step-16: Click anywhere on the canvas to add the table:

That’s how you can create a report in data studio.

 

Step-17: In order to see this table in the ‘view mode’, click on the ‘view’ button on the top right hand side:

Step-18: Click on the ‘Edit’ button on the top right hand side, if you want to edit this table again:

 

That’s how you can use data studio with Google Sheets.

 

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