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timsleeper
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Update notification on mobile

I introducing Power BI at work and got a couple of questions regarding update notifications. I'm creating everything on Power BI desktop and publishing it to the cloud in order to other users get the data through mobile devices, essentially.

 

1. Is there a way to include a "Last updated in XX/YY/ZZZZ" at the corner of the report? I was thinking that creating a measure with the TODAY dax function would show the present day even if the report wasn't updated.

 

2. Can other users get notifications when reports are updated?

 

Cheers

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austinsense
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For #1

 

  • If you create the TODAY number as a calculated column it will only get updated when the data model refreshes - if you're on a scheduled refresh then this number will show the most recent refresh date.
  • Alternatively you can use a MAX or LASTDATE function to pull back the most recent number in your dataset - for example, this will show the last sale date which may be earlier than the last refresh date.
For #2
 
  • Nope, not yet
Austin is VP Operations at PowerPivotPro and a professional self-service enthusiast 🙂

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austinsense
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For #1

 

  • If you create the TODAY number as a calculated column it will only get updated when the data model refreshes - if you're on a scheduled refresh then this number will show the most recent refresh date.
  • Alternatively you can use a MAX or LASTDATE function to pull back the most recent number in your dataset - for example, this will show the last sale date which may be earlier than the last refresh date.
For #2
 
  • Nope, not yet
Austin is VP Operations at PowerPivotPro and a professional self-service enthusiast 🙂

The latest answer is from February, so I think it is worth a shot to ask "are we there yet?"

or in other words, can we add a notification for a change on "last update"?

Also, I saw the "bell" icon for setting these on number title on the mobile, but I don't see a way to set-up notifications from the service. Is this possible? is it on the plans?

 

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