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Hi all,

 

Is there a way to compare date ranges in Data Studio? I would like to be able to show increase / decrease this month vs previous month and same for YoY.

 

Even though in Help it is mentioned this is possible - I dont see the option anywhere. 

 

Thank you

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Re: Date range comparison

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Hi,

 

There is date range compare feature, you can find it under the date range settings:

 

ds-date-range.png

The options are to compare to previous matching period or previous year.

https://support.google.com/360suite/datastudio/answer/6401549?hl=en

 

Hope this helps.


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Re: Date range comparison

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Hi,

 

There is date range compare feature, you can find it under the date range settings:

 

ds-date-range.png

The options are to compare to previous matching period or previous year.

https://support.google.com/360suite/datastudio/answer/6401549?hl=en

 

Hope this helps.


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Date range comparison

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Oh thanks a lot, I see it's under Data options for individual widgets, rather than under Date Range widget.

Thanks again!

 

Re: Date range comparison

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Hi ,

Sometimes I cannot see that date comparison dropdown .

Please see attached for reference.

What can be the possible cause for this  ?

Date range comparison

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For some reason my screenshot is not getting attached . Sorry for that.

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Is there a way to compare on the same page this month vs previous month and same for YoY ? Or dynamically update the comparison date range ? thank !

Re: Date range comparison

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Hey @Arbaz P,

 

I had the same issue. The comparison dropdown was not appearing and I could swear I saw it once.

You won't believe me, but I refreshed the report and it appeared. Smiley Very Happy

 

data comparison.png

 

But I retried and I can't see it again.

It must be a bug.

 

 

 

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Is there a way we can use the date range comparison for a "custom" time period. Basically, I want to compare a date range with a different date range. 

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# 9
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Is there a way to include two columns showing each month's metrics? Ideally, I would like to have one column for June data and another for May data, rather than showing the month-over-month percentage change. Here's my screenshot: https://prnt.sc/fxq20h

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# 10
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+1 this feature. I am looking forward to it also