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Hmm... somebody else reported a similar problem. I will check this shortly.

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Sadly, it's impossible to do something like this since there's no API to manage DS users.

Users under DS are managed like other documents under Google Docs.

I was thinking of an a better/easier alternative:

  • in Data Studio, connect to your Google Analytics data source
  • Add a Date Range selector to your report and set it to "Last 28 days"
  • Create a table with the Search Query dimension and Clicks, Impressions and CTR metrics
  • In the Data setup of this table, add a "Compare date range to previous period"
  • Tweak the report to your liking :)

It it close, but sadly, DS doesn't allow you to sort by the "delta" column or turn it into a heatmap to easily spot the major changes. But still, I think it might be easier to find the major changes.

I know it would be possible to create exactly what you are looking for using Tableau and some calculated fields. 

I just made a fix which will be available in the next release.

  • When there's a single segment, no date comparison, it will correctly use the column total.
  • If multiple segments, it will use the total of the last segment for a given metric (tip: put your biggest segment last).
  • If comparing two date ranges, it will use the highest total of the two date ranges.
  • If multiple segments AND comparing dates, it will use the highest total of the two date ranges, but only for the last segment listed (tip: put your biggest segment last...) - that one was getting pretty complicated to parse... maybe I will spend more time to fix it later.

A new version was released on Thursday, February 27 - please let me know if you still run into this issue.