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New calculated dimension issue

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A bit of background:

I have a Google Analytics property where in the "Page" report I have basically all of my search results pages. They've been formatted nicely like so:


so that all search parameters correspond to a letter between the pipes. One of these parameters is a date (DD/MM/YYYY).

I'm trying to use this date (text type for now) to create a new dimension in Data Studio so I make a new field "CalcDate" and set the formula as

REGEXP_EXTRACT(Page, '[0-9]{2}/[0-9]{2}/[0-9]{4}')

But when I go to create a chart with CalcDate and Pageviews CalcDate just shows as "null".


In Analytics, I can do a "Matching RegExp" search of `[0-9]{2}/[0-9]{2}/[0-9]{4}` and the correct pages are returned, I don't understand why this is not working in data studio?


I'll be happy to provide sample data if needed. Any help will be appreciated!

New calculated dimension issue

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# 2
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Hi Tom, 


Can you provide me sample data and a screenshot of your chart? 

I will test with your formula and i will look what's wrong. 

I think that you need to do something else after in the goal that your field will be recognized as date.