Connectors changelog

2019-09-09

2019-08-28

2019-07-25

  • Filter information is now passed to connectors via the getData() request object. This allows connectors to apply filters which can drastically improve performance in some cases. Existing connectors are backwards compatible with this change and do not require any changes. See the Filters guide for more details.

2019-06-25

  • Removed cachedData from the getData response.

2019-04-18

  • Added a local development guide for community connectors. This guide outlines best practices & scripts that can be used to improve the quality of your connectors.

2019-04-16

2019-04-03

2019-02-27

  • Added advanced services. If your connector uses BigQuery, you can now have Data Studio fetch the data for you.
  • Added the useQueryConfig property to the manifest.

2019-01-22

2018-12-19

2018-12-14

  • Updated error handling and debugging guides with new error handling functionality.
  • Deprecatated DS_USER prefix for throwing user-facing errors. Will be removed in June 2019.

2018-11-30

  • Added support for the USER_TOKEN authentication type. See Authentication and Authorization for details.
  • helpUrl can be set for USER_TOKEN, USER_PASS, or KEY AuthTypes. This optional url can be provided to give users more details on how to authenticate the connector.
  • Added support to force viewer's credentials for data sources created from a community connector. See the forceViewersCredentials key in the manifest reference

2018-11-28

  • Fixed an issue where resetAuth() wasn't being called when a connector was removed from the gallery.

2018-10-18

  • Added the option to hide a field. See Field for details.

2018-10-16

  • Links in the manifest description and INFO config entries are now clickable.

2018-10-11

  • Added Apps Script Service. This service provides builders for creating a config and schema, and has helper functions for many common connector patterns. See announcement for details on new features and how to migrate.

2018-09-26

2018-08-29

  • Enhanced error handling. Error messages are now shown to users for errors that happen during the execution of getSchema, getConfig, and getAuthType. See error handling and messages for additional details.

2018-07-30

2018-07-19

  • Clarified OSCC requirements.

2018-07-11

  • Added functionality to connector links. Connector configuration can now be populated through query parameters. See Creating A Pre-Populated Link for details.

2018-06-19

  • Added support for USER_PASS and KEY authentication. See Authentication for details.

2018-05-29

  • Added parameters support to the connector configuration. If enabled by the data source creator, config entries can be changed after data source configuration. See Overriding connector parameters in reports for details.

2017-12-13

2017-11-02

2017-09-06