Manifest Reference

The manifest (appsscript.json) is a JSON file in your Apps Script connector project. It contains certain information about your Community Connector that is required to deploy and use your connector in Looker Studio. Read more about manifests in Apps Script.

Your manifest should contain the following information:

property name Type Description
Required (under the dataStudio property)
name string Name of your connector.
Limited to 28 characters
company string Name of the organization or developer.
companyUrl string (link) Link to the organization or developer's website.
logoUrl string (image link) The URL to an icon for your connector.
The required dimensions are 40px by 40px.
addOnUrl string (link) Link to a dedicated 'Learn More' page that should explain what your connector does and the data it accesses. You should host and maintain this page.
This page must contain or link to your Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
supportUrl string (link) Link to the support page for supporting this connector. Users should be able to report issues with your connector at this link. You should host and maintain this page.
description string The description for your connector.
Users will see the full description in your connector configuration page. Links will be clickable.
Optional (under the dataStudio property)
shortDescription string Limit: 114 characters. If your connector is published, this short description will be visible in the gallery card for your connector. Use this to briefly describe what your connector does. Users will be able to view this when they browse through connectors in the gallery.
privacyPolicyUrl string (link) Link to the Privacy Policy for the connector / developer organization.
termsOfServiceUrl string (link) Link to the Terms of Services for the connector / developer organization.
authType list(AuthType) Authentication method type for your connector. See AuthType below.
feeType list(FeeType) Indicates the fee type for your connector. See FeeType below.
sources list(Sources) The list of data sources that this connector can connect to. See Sources below.
templates Object List of templates that can be used with this connector. Only one default template is supported, identified by setting a default key. The value should be the report ID for the Looker Studio report that will be used as the template. See the guide on Providing report templates.
forceViewersCredentials boolean Whether or not viewer's credentials should be forced for data sources created from this connector. This property is optional and defaults to false. See Data source credentials for more details on viewer's credentials.
useQueryConfig boolean DEPRECATED: Whether or not this connector will return a query config for `getData()`. Use `advancedServices` instead. boolean Whether or not this connector will return a query config for `getData()`. See advanced services.
advancedServices.schema boolean Whether or not this connector will return a query config for `getSchema()`. See advanced services.
Optional (Root level property)
urlFetchWhitelist list(string) A list of HTTPS URL prefixes which your connector uses. Any URL endpoint fetched must match one of the prefixes in this list. This can help to protect user data. See Safelisting URLs for more details.


The values for authentication method type can be one of the following:

Enum Value Description
NONE Indicates there is no authentication required for the connector.
OAUTH2 Indicates the connector uses OAuth 2.0.
KEY Indicates the connector uses API key.
USER_PASS Indicates the connector uses username/password.
USER_TOKEN Indicates the connector uses username/token.
PATH_USER_PASS Indicates the connector uses path/username/password.
PATH_KEY Indicates the connector uses path/key.


The values for fee type can be any of the following:

Enum Value Description
FREE Indicates the connector is completely free to use.
FREE_TRIAL Indicates the connector has a free trial option.
PAID Indicates the user will need to pay to use the connector.


Sources is a list of enums for sources. You can view the existing list of sources at our Data Registry Repository. If the source you are connecting to does not exist in the repository, send a pull request to the Data Registry Repository to add the source. The source name can contain only uppercase characters and underscores (e.g. Google Analytics will be GOOGLE_ANALYTICS). In your Community Connector manifest, use the value of the data source id property, e.g. GOOGLE_ANALYTICS.

Example manifest for a Community Connector

The following is an example of a completed manifest:

  "dataStudio": {
    "name": "Nucleus by Hooli",
    "company": "Hooli Inc.",
    "companyUrl": "",
    "logoUrl": "",
    "addonUrl": "",
    "supportUrl": "",
    "description": "Nucleus by Hooli connector lets you connect to your data in Data Studio using Nucleus middle out optimization. You will need an account on to use this connector. Create your account at",
    "shortDescription": "Connect to your data using Nucleus middle out optimization",
    "privacyPolicyUrl": "",
    "termsOfServiceUrl": "",
    "authType": ["NONE"],
    "feeType": ["PAID"],
    "templates": {
      "default": "872223s89f5fdkjnd983kjf"
  "urlFetchWhitelist": [