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How are these emails being sent? Are you referring to subscriptions? If so, it is 1 workbook per subscription email but you're welcome to create a feature request in our Ideas section!
Yes, the goal is to create an email subscription with multiple workbooks in 1 email.
Every night, I want to send an email called "End of Day Report" which contains 10 dashboards spread across 5-10 workbooks. Today, I use "Import workbook" to combine all workbooks into one. But that creates one large, unwieldy workbook. It would be better if the email subscriptions could use content from multiple workbooks.
That's my workaround. Would you solve it differently?
Use the interworks tool workbook for tableau....combine all the dashboard into 1 it may help u
First - there is already an idea you can vote for >> http://community.tableau.com/ideas/4746
You may also like this idea: http://community.tableau.com/ideas/2394
If you are using Tableau Server you could use the tabcmd in conjunction with some 3rd party tools to get what you need but its still tricky. tabcmd Commands
You can create images of each worksheet via tabcmd, save them to a specified location
Use blat (or another command line mailer) to attach the png images, outputted in the step above, and send to end users.
Do both of these steps inside a batch file which you can schedule via Windows Task Scheduler, or run manually.
Here is a very basic example:
cd /D C:\
cd C:\tabcmd\Command Line Utility
tabcmd login -s http://ourserver.com -u mark --password-file pwd.txt
tabcmd export .....
That's what I do... except I PDF them, add logos, page numbers etc (using PDF Editor) then email via blat.
Hope that helps!
PS. personally I find the whole subscription via Server, bad. I hope its radically overhauled.
That's a nice workaround Mark.
I agree this could be overhauled. Your workaround is clever. But for the masses (which is Tableau's market), it would better if Tableau Online had better email capabilities, rather than people needing to write scripts/code to download images and generate html formatted emails.