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Hi,

 

When you connect to Google analytics/DCM/Adwords or any other Google products and create the views, does the data gets stored somewhere in the middle or is it fetching directly from the platform? I am trying the understand the structure behind it? Is there any Google documentation?

 

Thanks

H

Data studio and data storage

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The best explanation for this is available in "How Data Studio caches data". 

Essentially, requests are cached, as well as data. The cache is refreshed automatically every 12 hours unless disabled under File/Report Settings.

 

Understanding how the caching is done might be important if you incur costs when fetching data. For example, with Big Query, there's a consideration: is it better to leave the caching enabled if there are only a few users using it from time to time? Also, if there are filter controls, the query might differ from one user to another, and the request will be made again, etc.