Google Data Studio: From 0 to Pro #3mins

Konstantinos Anastasiadis @ SCALEUP | October 9, 2020

When it comes to open-source, GUI type of data visualization tools, Google’s Data Studio is hands down considered to be among the strong players. Look into your team members, ask how did they got so strong insights into their data visualizations and expect Google Data Studio to be among the most frequent answers.

How it works?
Data Studio integrates data from a variety of sources for reporting and analysis; share dashboards like you do Google Drive files, filter data at the report/page/chart level, and brand dashboards to your company.

#1. First Steps: Navigation

Kick of your platform know-how with Google’s navigation tool. Explore the platform capabilities and scaleUP your knowledge. Follow our curated learning path through Google Data Studio.

  1. Home Section Navigation: General on all three components of the platform (Homepage, Report Editor, Data Source Editor)
  2. Report Overview: Find your way around through the demo
  3. Data Source Overview: Find your way around through the demo

#2. Build UP:First Data Report

  1. Data Connect: CSV, Excel,SQL whatever the case
  2. Create Report
  3. Add report Controls: Filters, Data Controls, Date Range
  4. Share your creation with your colleagues

#3. Level UP: Format & Design

  1. Starting with the Basics: Setup, Goals, Chart Types and more...
  2. Leverage already made Templates

#4. Skip, I am just for PlugnPlay

Google trends analytics, showcases the top 3 most searched questions in relation to Google Data Studio technical issues:

  1. https://www.seerinteractive.com/blog/how-to-create-case-statements-in-google-data-studio/
  2. 10 Ways to Use Calculated Fields in Data Studio
  3. Function List

For further insights and a more comprehensive look, even a certification on the Google Data Studio platform, you can leverage Google Academy’s Free Training Modules on Data Analytics.

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