Show email address or user name in usage metrics for dashboards and reports
In the usage metrics for dashboards and reports, show the names and/or email addresses of the end users.
FYI: The current usage metrics feature is documented here:
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Rohit Ganapathi commented
Hi, love this feature but wondering why my reports are showing "Unnamed User" as a user who's been viewing dashboards when all of my dashboards are protected and need a username and password with the relevant access to view it?
Can we also see usernames emails outside your domain. ie external users? it just shows a blank when an external users views a dashboard!
Hi, new user usage metrics are definitely a great feature!
Can we use them also with PBI Embedded (case of App Tokens) - there is an optional claim of 'username' to be used with RLS ? (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/power-bi-embedded/power-bi-embedded-app-token-flow)
It would be great to obtain user statistics even if we register with the Master app account?
The current usage metrics is beautiful but totally useless to the users. most frequent questions we get from management are: who (specific persons) accessed the reports/ dashboards and how many times specific user (by name) has accessed the same.
Also what are the popular dashboards and useless dashboards that we PROS have created. Dashboards by Name again.
I don't think I can answer by telling 5 users accessed of which 2 are unique; Rank is X for this dashboard and get away.
Please improve the usage metrics reports
Situl Shah commented
Will be very useful with this information.
Matt Neyhart commented
We need this. The who. The when and the count is great, but with no supporting detail, it does not get us home.
Good morning, is there any progress with this item? Seems to be pretty straightforward compared to other ones recently implemented.
Gabriel Grünberg commented
Usage statistics as it is now is close to useless. Need to know who has been using it.
Does this idea include to provide the number of times a specific user has viewed a report?
Please! We need this. Every time I start to build this I realize how ridiculous it is that I'm having to and it's not already there
Absolutely necessary. If we wish to understand the usage of reports or if reports are to be changed we need to understand which users wold be affected.
Need to know who (by name) is using what report. Otherwisw metrics have no meaning
Metrics don't seem overly useful to me without this feature
Yes! this is much needed feature...
Is there any update on when this will be implemented?
This would be incredibly useful!
Accidentally flagged as inappropriate. Please ignore that. Im using my phone.
Alex D commented
Yes and most of all being able to see usages metrics for all reports and dashboard and all the Workspaces.
Right now you only have the possibility to see usage metrics for the current Shared Workspace you are looking at. You might want to create a Shared Workspace for monitoring the usage of all reports and dashboard across all Workspaces.
Rory Neary commented
You can get to this if you turn on auditing in power bi within the tenant setting, but it's very awkward to get to. I agree that without username it's difficult to have a sensible conversation to promote usage of a report.