How to add Dynamic Page Links in Google Data Studio

By 26th May 2019Blog, Google Data Studio
How to add Dynamic Page Links in Google Data Studio

Google added a new feature recently, the ability to add Dynamic Page Links in Google Data Studio. This looks to be a great new feature, and makes linking between multi-page reports much easier.

Thanks to Pat Strickler for first spotting these and sharing the update on Twitter!

In this post I’ve give you a quick overview of what they are and how to set them up. It’s fortunately relatively easy and intuitive to add the dynamic pages links.

Data Studio allows you to add the following Dynamic page links;

  • First
  • Previous
  • Next
  • Last

It also allows you to automatically link to pages within the report, as shown below.

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How to add Dynamic Page Links in Google Data Studio

You can choose the type of Dynamic link when adding a URL link to text in the report. Simply click on ‘Insert Link’ and then choose from one of the Dynamic Page links or the name of one of the pages in your report.

Once you’ve added the link, the text automatically changes to the typical ‘ugly hyperlink blue’ as seen below.

The blue text is a bit annoying, but fortunately you can change the text to whatever colour suits your report.

Below is a Data Studio report I’ve created showing multiple Dynamic links within the three page report. It uses Google Analytics data. I’ve added links to each of the three pages, as well as links to the First, Previous, Next and Last pages. Play around and see how simple it is to navigate and link between pages.

Hoped you found this article about how to add Dynamic Page Links in Google Data Studio. Linking between pages was previously not so easy, so this is a big improvement. I’ve never been a big fan of multi-page reports, with the main reason being it was sometimes tricky and awkward to link between them. This new features promises to make linking pages much easier.

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