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Date range comparison

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Is Data Studio now out of beta? I'm noticing that with the non-pay version you can now create more than 5 reports, which is great.


I also wanted some clarity; under the "Custom" option under Default Date Range, once you select a date (say January 1-January 31, 2016) you can choose to compare to Previous Period or Previous Year. How are these defined? If we go by my above example, and I want to compare data from January 2016 with January 2017, do I select Period or Year? Based on some reading I've done it seems to be Year, but I want to be sure

 

Thanks!

Date range comparison

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You'd want previous year. I believe previous period is the same length of time as your date range before your date range (so, would be December 2016 in your example, but if you were looking at all of Q4, Q3 would be the previous period). 

Date range comparison

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Thanks, that makes sense. Much appreciated!