If you wish to start a Data Studio report from scratch (versus using a Shape report template), you can do in one of three ways: 

Option 1 - Connect BigQuery to Data Studio 

This is optimal if you want to create custom data views and/or query specific data within your Data Warehouse data sets.

Using this option will open your data set in Google Explorer. Click "Save" and then "Share +" to add the report to a new Data Studio Report. 

Option 2 - Connect Shape's ADI to Data Studio

This is optimal when you want to pull all the data fields from Shape Data Warehouse table or view into Data Studio.

Using this option will open your data set in Google Explorer. Click "Save" and then "Share +" to add the report to a new Data Studio Report. 

Option 3 - Connect BigQuery as a Data Source in Data Studio

Similar to option 2, this is best when you want to pull all data fields from a Shape Data Warehouse view/table.

Using this option, you'll be shown a list of metrics/dimensions available in your selected BigQuery table/view, their types (ex: currency, number, percentage), and their aggregation methods. Select “Create Report" to generate a blank Data Studio report. 

Transforming Data in Data Studio

For a full overview of how to add new elements to the report, adjust the layout, and more, we highly recommend you read Google’s “Report Editor” overview.

We’ve also provided helpful links below on utilizing Shape’s Metric/Dimension groups, editing elements of your reports, and fixing common Data Studio errors.

Helpful Links