Google Data Studio Adds New Filters 'Search & Single-select', Links in Tables, More Features

Data Studio receives new filter search and single-select, combo charts, clickable links in tabular data.

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Google highlighted some recent new features, designed to improve the user experience for both report creators and viewers on Thursday, include:

Google explains the new search feature will help eliminate scrolling through long lists of filter items, when hundreds or thousands of possible values are available to choose from.

Filters give report viewers a powerful way to slice data by specific segments—now with a new search feature added to filter controls let users quickly find and select or deselect specific items within the filter component.

Filter controls: single-select give report creators a new ability to configure filters for a report on a single vaule only, as filtering on multiple values would return confusing or nonsensical data.

With Combo charts, users can create a line chart with a non-time-based dimension on the X-axis (previously only time-based dimensions were supported). Using the new component, you can now plot a single dimension with up to 5 metrics, or 2 dimensions with a single metric.

Google has also added a new interactivity feature that display clickable links in the tables in Data Studio reports, that redirects viewers to relevant content outside the report.

To use links in tabular data, report creators must use a data source containing a column of URLs, that Data Studio will detect and assign it to the URL field type (if automatic detection does not work data source owners can also set the field type to URL manually).

Finally, Google says, they will continue introducing new features and product enhancements to Data Studio—with that, if you have a feature request— you can submit or vote for new features here.

Check out the live Google examples of these new features below: