I am also looking for a solution to the issue you described in your first point. Otherwise, I will be recreating 20+
visualizations to have individual dashboards for each filter option.
We have been holding our breath waiting for Server 8 so we could use the subscriptions. But without the ability to set a filter at the source, the subscription is just an email with a link.
I’m looking for a workaround or a “Sorry, maybe in Tableau 9,” then I will know how to move
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It looks like no one answered your question. Sorry! I bet you've already figured this out, but we allow a user to subscribe to the "base" report or a "custom view" (created by using "Remember My Changes").
Your users will want to apply their filters / sorts / whatever, "Remember My Changes", and then subscribe.
If a user has permissions to view a report, they have permissions to subscribe to it.
We haven't used custom views much. I didn't realize that once you name a view, you must then go and select it from the "my custom views" list, THEN subscribe.
I was saving the custom view and then trying to subscribe, but was still subscribing to the "default" view.
How do you determine what date range the data spans in the subscriptions? In my workbook/views i'd like to give the user the control to specify their From and To date but would like them to subscribe to information for 'yesterday' or 'last week'. How would that work?