Getting Notifications of New TUG Members

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    If you manage a group on the Tableau Community site, you may want notifications when new members join your group.  Unfortunately, the service that runs the community site (Jive), does not support notification of new members.


    Through a web data connector to the "People" page for your group ({group name}/people), a simple dashboard and a data driven alert, you could receive notifications through Tableau.  However, this would require development of the web data connector, the ability to host it and a Tableau Server running at least v10.2 to set up the data driven alert.


    There is a new, cloud-based alerting platform called Winnow Analytics that will do this, however, with a pre-built app designed specifically for TUG leaders.  Winnow connects to databases and web services, blends and aggregates data with SQL-based queries, defines conditions for alerts, and schedules notifications to be sent via email or SMS.  It can also package these settings into configurable apps that address specific use cases, like new TUG member notifications.


    To use the New TUG Member app on the Winnow site, follow these steps:


    1. Create a Winnow Account here.

    2. After logging onto the site, click on the "Subscribe" menu at the top of the page.

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    3. Search for "tug" or scroll to find the New TUG Member app on the page.

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    4. Click on the toggle switch to open the configuration dialog box.

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    5. Enter the name of your Group Page, select email or mobile delivery (or both) and click save.

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    That's it!


    Your notification will come each day there are newly subscribed members.  It will contain a list of these members and a link back to your group page.

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    To unsubscribe from the notification, simply log back into Winnow and click on the toggle switch for the New TUG Member app.


    Winnow is currently in beta, so if you poke around the site, you may find some features that do not work as expected.  The New TUG Member app has been tested, however.  If you are interested in learning more about Winnow Analytics, or participating in a beta testing or POC program, email me at and let me know!