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Set date ranges in automated, custom reports

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 Hey, I'm using the google Analytics dashboard to create custom reports. 

 

I know that a dashboard is saved through a unique URL, but the date range and the segments are set through the web API. For example, if I open a dashboard and set segments to new users only, when I log out, it will default to all users. Since the segments are generated from a web API and is not saved to the dashboard itself.

 

Thus, when I schedule monthly reports, I want it to include certain segments as well as a custom data range (last month), however neither items are saved innately to the dashboard since they are criteria selected through the web API after the dashboard is selected.

 

How do I know if the scheduled report I generated will include the segments with the date range I want.