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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.

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


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      • Russ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our users need a report every morning when they come in and right now we are not able to provide that with the current functionality

      • Anastasia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very useful feature if we could specify that email is sent once a month for users to check the report.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If a user subscribe for day then he should get a snapshot of the report with only the days data as in case of SSRS

      • Andrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also need the ability to send more than one in the day. Would like to be able to have one at start of day and end.

      • Matt Whitesell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Delivery timing is important but when subscription captures the report data is a key configuration. This is an important configuration for data warehouse users to manage job timing.

        Also data source type needs to be considered (import v. direct query)

        Capturing a table visual with an auto export of .csv attachment would be a HUGE feature!

      • 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 ?


      • 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.

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