Working with pages in a Google Data Studio report

You can create a multi-page report in Google Data Studio by adding pages to the report.

If you are planning to add multiple charts to your report then instead of adding them all on just one page, consider distributing them across multiple pages. 

This way you can minimize the visual complexity of your report and save your report users from information overload.

How to add pages to a report

Follow the steps below:

Step-1: Navigate to the home page of your Google Data Studio report: https://datastudio.google.com/navigation/reporting

 

Step-2: Click on the name of the report to which you want to add two or more pages:

Your report will open in the view mode.

 

Step-3: Edit your report by clicking on the ‘Edit’ button at the top right-hand side of your screen:

 

Step-4: Click on the  ‘+Add a page’ button on the toolbar:

Once you clicked on the ‘+Add a page’ button, you will be automatically redirected to the second page of your report:

The second page of the report is denoted by ‘Page 2 of 2‘.

You can now add chart components on this page.

 

Step-5: To add a third page to the report, click on the ‘Show Page Control‘ drop-down menu in your report editor:

Step-6: Click on the link ‘Add a new page‘:

Once you clicked on the ‘+Add a new page’ link, you will be automatically redirected to the third page of your report:

Click anywhere on the canvas to close the drop-down menu:

The third page of the report is denoted by ‘Page 3 of 3‘.

You can now add chart components on this page.

Repeat step-5 and 6 to add more pages to your report.

 

How to navigate between pages in the report editor

Follow the steps below:

Step-1: Click on the ‘Show Page Control‘ drop-down menu in your report editor:

Step-2: Click on the page you want to navigate to. So if you want to navigate to ‘Page 1’ then click on ‘Page 1’:

Similarly, if you want to navigate to ‘Page 2’ then click on ‘Page 2’.

 

How to navigate between pages in view mode

In view mode, a navigation bar appears at the top of the report:

You can click on the left or right arrow button to navigate to the next page of your report:

In the view mode, the list of pages in your report can also appear as a drop-down menu above the report:

If the ‘Navigation Position‘ is set to ‘Left’:

then the list of pages in your report can also appear as a collapsible panel on the left in the view mode:

How to rename a page

By default, new pages of a report are named as Page 1, Page 2, Page 3 etc. 

You should consider renaming your pages so that the report users get an idea of what a particular page is all about even before navigating to it.

Follow the steps below to rename a page:

Step-1: Click on the ‘Show Page Control‘ drop-down menu in your report editor:

Step-2: Hover your mouse over the page you want to rename. You should now see the three dots:

Step-3: Click on the three dots and then click on ‘Rename’:

Step-4: Type a new name for your page and then press the enter key:

Note: If you want to copy a page from one report to another then Google recommends that you select all the components of the source page and then paste them into the target page of the other report.

How to duplicate a page

Duplicating a page creates a copy of the page in the current report.

Follow the steps below to duplicate a page:

Step-1: Click on the ‘Show Page Control‘ drop-down menu in your report editor:

Step-2: Hover your mouse over the page you want to duplicate. You should now see the three dots:

Step-3: Click on the three dots and then click on ‘Duplicate’:

You should now see a new page added to your report which is the duplicate of the ‘Table’ page:

How to remove a page

Removing a page deletes it from the report.

Follow the steps below to remove a page:

Step-1: Click on the ‘Show Page Control‘ drop-down menu in your report editor:

Step-2: Hover your mouse over the page you want to delete. You should now see the three dots:

Step-3: Click on the three dots and then click on ‘Remove’:

How to restore a deleted page

If you want to restore a deleted page then use the version history (under the ‘File’ menu)

How to hide a page in view mode

If you want to prevent report viewers from seeing selected page(s) of your report then you should hide it.

When you hide a page:

  • Report viewers can not navigate to that page.
  • The hidden page won’t appear in the report copy.
  • The hidden page won’t appear in PDF downloads.

Note: Report editors can still see and edit the hidden page.

 

Follow the steps below to hide a page in the view mode:

Step-1: Click on the ‘Show Page Control‘ drop-down menu in your report editor:

Step-2: Hover your mouse over the page you want to hide. You should now see the three dots:

Step-3: Click on the three dots and then click on ‘Hide page in view mode‘:

You will now see a hidden symbol next to the page you just hidden:

Now when you navigate to the view mode of your report (by clicking on the ‘View’ button) the ‘Table’ page won’t appear in the drop-down list of pages:

If you want to unhide a page then click on the ‘Hide page in view mode‘ option again:

How to reorder pages in a report

You can change the order of the pages in your report by dragging them into a new position with your mouse.

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