Create External Report from Google Data Studio

This article details how to create External Report from Google Data Studio.


Established connectivity with Google Data Studio plugin

1. Create New External Report

Access New > External Report > Google Data Studio

  1. Enter a descriptive phrase in Name
  2. Specify Category where External Report will be placed
  3. Define whether content has to be updated manually or automatically
    • For "Automatically Collected", specify Report Image Trigger 
  4. Choose Superset Plugin Connection Profile 
  5. Select Report (Object) for External Report
  6. [Next: Define Details]

2. Specify Required Parameters

  1. Show Report in defaults to "External Webpage".
    • For "Viewer", select Show "In iframe" or "As static image" option
      • NOTE: When opting to display your Report:
        • In iframe, make sure to enable embedding for the report in Google Data Studio. See details below.
        • As a Static Image, make sure to Collect Image before going to Viewer.
  2. Select URL template, based on which the External Report URL will be generated
  3. Optionally, [Edit URL] to modify the URL by appending a question mark (?) followed by any filter or parameter settings
  4. Optionally, use [Test External Report] to test how your Report will be displayed on External Webpage or in Viewer, depending on the display option selected in the previous step
  5. Select Report Image option:
    • "Always collect all instances of external report": Collect all images and cache them on a schedule
    • "On Demand: only when needed for distribution": Individual images are only collected when they need to be included in an email
3. Enabling Embed Report
  1. Access File (or Share drop-down) > Embed report
  2. Check Enable embedding and click [DONE]

4. Collect Image and Publish

Google Data Studio Plugin collects images by taking screenshots of them in the Chromium browser.

  1. [Collect Image]
    • NOTE: To successfully collect image, view access must be enabled for the report in Google Data Studio. See details below.
  2. [Enable & Publish] to proceed to Viewer
5. Enabling View Access
  1. Access Share drop-down > Invite people
  2. Go to Manage access tab
  3. Set Link sharing to Anyone with the link can view and [Save]