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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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  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why do I need edit perms on the report to see the usage metrics?

    The last thing I want is a support person with edit rights to my report, but I do want them to be able to understand or look at persona as described by the stats of the report.

  • Rohit Ganapathi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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?

  • Garry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we also see usernames emails outside your domain. ie external users? it just shows a blank when an external users views a dashboard!

  • Dimitar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 ? (
    It would be great to obtain user statistics even if we register with the Master app account?
    Thanks, Dimitar

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • Matt Neyhart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need this. The who. The when and the count is great, but with no supporting detail, it does not get us home.

  • Wildmight commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good morning, is there any progress with this item? Seems to be pretty straightforward compared to other ones recently implemented.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Does this idea include to provide the number of times a specific user has viewed a report?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need to know who (by name) is using what report. Otherwisw metrics have no meaning

  • Alex D commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

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