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Allow customization of email subscription schedule

Extend the existing email subscription feature to allow me to specify exactly *when* the email is sent out - e.g. send me the email at 2pm every Monday.

More information about the existing feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

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    AdminSirui Sun (Admin, Microsoft Power BI) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Curtis Ramirez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We should also be able to set our Power BI service to a specific time zone so subscriptions are emailed at the correct time. Currently, my datasets refresh at 10:30pm local time, but I'll receive the subscription based on UTC time so my data is inaccurate.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our customers are used to the customized delivery time functionality of SSRS. This will be a valuable addition to Power BI reports.

      • Scott White commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Allow for Power BI Pro licensed users to:
        - Set up distribution lists (one to many recipients).
        - Specify time of day report is run/emailed
        - Specify day(s) of the week (ie. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
        - Select specific dates (ie. 1st of the month, or end of month, or 15th of month, etc.)

        Think SSRS subscription features (only make it more manageable).

      • David McMullen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Reports are used for coordinating work activity - important to time when the report is delivered daily and data to be included.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ability to also select certain parameters/filters for an individual subscription would be beneficial.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear Sirui Sun,
        I am using Power BI pro to schedule refresh of data set.

        Currently I am distributing the dashboard to customer email ids manually.
        I want to schedule that email distribution also.

        For example, lets say the users need the updated dashboard at 8:00 AM EST everyday.
        I that case I will create schedule to update data set at 7:00 AM EST on daily basis (which I know how to do).

        And at 8:00 AM EST I want to distribute dashboard to users. Please help me how we can schedule this email distribution automatically on daily basis ?

        Thanks,
        Samaresh

      • Dominik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with the previous comments. It is useful and necessary to be able to customize it. Otherwise users lose their interests in the reports.

      • Derrick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good suggestion. Daily emails are too frequent for a lot of reports, which will happen because our data updates daily.

      • Magali commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        'Send on refresh' is really what I'm looking for but I would also like to have the ability to send on request. The ability to add comments would be welcome too.

      • Kawabata Yoshihiro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to receive the email of daily reports at 6am every morning in Japan,
        and receive the email of weekly reports at 6am every Monday in Japan,
        and receive the email of monthly reports at 6am every 1st day of month in Japan.

      • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, we should have some additional options for scheduling. However, this is a great starting point!

      • jfontenot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Emails should not be irrevocably tied to the refresh schedule. 'Send on refresh' should be an option, but there should other scheduling options.

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