A data source is simply the place where your data comes from. Analytics provides you with the opportunity to connect to different data sources. You can choose from Searchmetrics data sources, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Excel (or Spreadsheets), and REST API data sources.
Connecting to Data Sources
To retrieve information from a data source and use it for your visualizations, you need to connect to it first. Once you have connected to a data source, it will be saved in the Select a Data Source menu for quick selection next time you need it.
To connect to a data source, perform the steps below.
Go to Dashboards Overview.
Click the + Create A New Dashboard button.
Click the + Create A New Visualization button to open the New Visualization menu, where you will see a list of recently used data sources.
To create a new connection, select the + Data Source button.
Select a data source provider from the drop-down list.
After selecting a data source provider, you will be prompted to configure it. Not sure how to do this? Read the following articles for the corresponding data source.