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GA custom dimensions in Data Studio

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# 1
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Hi all, 

 

I'm trying to visualise a GA custom dimension in a Data Studio dashboard, but I can't find the dimension in the UI.

 

Is there a way of accessing the data for the custom dimension in Data Studio directly via a GA data source? (without calling the GA API via Google Sheets and then pushing that data into Data Studio).

 

Cheers,

Ivan

 

 

Re: GA custom dimensions in Data Studio

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# 2
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Yes custom dimensions are natively available when connected to a GA data source.  Choose your chart/table and when you go to select a dimension look for "Custom Variables or Columns"

 

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GA custom dimensions in Data Studio

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# 3
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Brilliant, thanks Mike! 

 

I can see it there now, not sure how I missed it first time around Smiley Happy

GA custom dimensions in Data Studio

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# 4
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It seems to import only the first 3 custom dimensions, though. We have 12 set up and only IDs 1,2 and 3 appear in the list.

Re: GA custom dimensions in Data Studio

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# 5
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You may need to edit your data source (go to Resource / Manage added data sources and then edit the relevant data source) and click "refresh fields" at the bottom left:

 

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You may then be promoted to import the new custom dimensions.

 

Yours aye,
Chris