Release 76 Notes: Saturday, July 28, 2012

What's New in Release 76?

In Release 76, we're bringing you one of our most requested features. We are thrilled to announce that, as of today, it will be possible to send scheduled emails of dashboard tabs and entire dashboards in PDF format to members of your project. Here's what's in store:

  • Emailing Dashboards
  • GoodSales Demo Project


Emailing Dashboards 

We've decided to remove the "Report Distribution Schedule" link from the "Project & Users" tab and we've added a new tab in the "Manage" page called "Emailing Dashboards". Here you will be able to manage your Report and Dashboard distribution schedules much easier.

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Here's how the Dashboard/Report distribution wizard works:

  1. Add the recipient's email address. If you would like to add multiple email addresses, make sure to separate each email address with a comma.
  2. Add an email Subject and Message for the scheduled email.
  3. Select the Dashboard, Dashboard tab or Report you would like to distribute.
  4. Set the distribution schedule, then click Save.

GoodSales Demo Project


Have you been looking for better ways to manage your sales pipeline? Well, look no further. We've added a new demo project called "GoodSales".
Feel free to play around with the GoodSales demo data and witness the next generation of Sales Analytics. More information on GoodSales can be found here: http://www.gooddata.com/goodsales

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If you'd like to request a new feature, please go to our Feature Request forum to submit your requests. Also, please feel free to "vote" on these topics, as they are monitored by our product managers and partly prioritized based on customer demand.



We hope you enjoy Release 76 and keep in mind that more new features are on their way, so stay tuned!


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Comments

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    Arnaud de Theux

    The new mailing dashboard functionality is very cool, thanks!

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    Paul Tindall

    Can this be accessed from either the API or an embedded dashboard?

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    Hubert Palan

    Hi Paul, yes you can access it via API, please check out our API documentation for a general overview of our scheduling API here:  http://docs.gooddata.apiary.io/#emailreport scheduling and also a blog post on report scheduling here: http://developer.gooddata.com/blog/2012/06/07/Report-Scheduling/

    We need to update the documentation with the new Dashboard scheduling functionality, but I am pasting below the new structures. We will also add the scheduling support for the embedded dashboards, but it will take some time, please bear with us.

    Hope this helps!

    JSON scheduledMail structure example:

    |

    {

        "scheduledMail" :{

           "content" :{

              "body" : "See attachments" ,

              "when" :{

                 "timeZone" : "America/Los_Angeles" ,

                 "recurrency" : "*2012:5:0:23:8:0:0" ,

                 "startDate" : "2012-05-23"

              },

              "attachments" :[

                 {

                    "reportAttachment" :{

                       "formats" :[

                          "html" ,

                          "pdf" ,

                          "xls" ,

                          "csv"

                       ],

                       "uri" : "/gdc/md/FoodMartDemo/obj/130004295"

                    }

                 },

                 {

                    "dashboardAttachment" :{

                       "uri" : "/gdc/md/FoodMartDemo/obj/130001697" ,

                       "allTabs" : 1 ,

                       "tabs" :[

     

                       ]

                    }

                 },

                 {

                    "dashboardAttachment" :{

                       "uri" : "/gdc/md/FoodMartDemo/obj/130002169" ,

                       "allTabs" : 0 ,

                       "tabs" :[

                          "aydpARVaburu"

                       ]

                    }

                 }

              ],

              "to" :[

                 "user1@gooddata.com" ,

                 "user2@gooddata.com" ,

                 "user3@gooddata.com"

              ],

              "subject" : "Scheduled email from GDC"

           },

           "meta" :{

              "author" : "/gdc/account/profile/876ec68f5630b38de65852ed5d6236ff" ,

              "uri" : "/gdc/md/FoodMartDemo/obj/130004313" ,

              "tags" : "" ,

              "created" : "2012-05-23 16:41:45" ,

              "identifier" : "abEpHYuZaZmu" ,

              "deprecated" : "0" ,

              "summary" : "On May 23, 2012 at 8:00am PT" ,

              "title" : "Scheduled email from GDC" ,

              "category" : "scheduledMail" ,

              "updated" : "2012-05-23 16:41:45" ,

              "contributor" : "/gdc/account/profile/876ec68f5630b38de65852ed5d6236ff"

           }

        }

    }

    |

    Field 'dashboardAttachment' was added into attachments array. It might be either specified that we should export all tabs (optionally with tabs array filled in - possibly useful for client)

    |

    {

                    "dashboardAttachment" :{

                       "uri" : "/gdc/md/FoodMartDemo/obj/130001697" ,

                       "allTabs" : 1 ,

                       "tabs" :[

     

                       ]

                    }

                 }

    |

    or with individual tabs within a specified dashboard:

    |

    {

                    "dashboardAttachment" :{

                       "uri" : "/gdc/md/FoodMartDemo/obj/130002169" ,

                       "allTabs" : 0 ,

                       "tabs" :[

                          "aydpARVaburu"

                       ]

                    }

                 }

    |

     

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    Jiri Tobolka

    Here is updated documentation. Let me know if you have any question!

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    Anthony Madama

    Question: is there any way to find out once an email dashboard has been sent...that it was opened or read by the recipient? 

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    Ray Light

    Hi Anthony,

    I'm sorry, but once we send the mail, have no way to monitor it once it leaves our servers. Additionally, the dashboard is attached as a PDF attachment, and there is no way for us to know if it is opened or not.

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    Anthony Madama

    its all good - thanks!

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