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Add "monthly" as a scheduled refresh option

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Shawn Davis on 19 Aug 2015 23:26:55

Pro users have the ability to schedule refresh for daily (intra day) and weekly. For some datasets, monthly is the right cadence. Can we have a scheduled refresh option that is Monthly (and lets us choose which day of the month the refresh is to occur)?

Administrator on 21 Oct 2022 02:42:32

10/20/2022 - under review - Mo

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David Danielsson on 19 Mar 2024 06:48:06

RE: Add "monthly" as a scheduled refresh option

Please give us monthly Refresh frequency

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Yaswanth Muthakapalle on 11 Mar 2024 02:19:55

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Hello @Admin,

The idea has changed to under review over a year ago, it would be nice to see this option, which is useful for many organizations that have monthly reports.

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Sophie Suessenbach-Oblak on 07 Feb 2024 13:16:39

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We would also be greatful if a monthly refresh option or at least similar option as on the Report Server would become available! Is there any update on this idea?

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Jennifer Bass on 02 Aug 2023 16:45:07

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Please add monthly and quarterly as a scheduled refresh option. Our users require this for their dashboards. We use the same dashboard for 7 different clients and each client has their own refresh requirement for which monthly and quarterly are requirements. We desperately need this option sooner than later as we don't want to have to maintain scheduled refresh configurations in 2 different places.


Do you think you are close to making it an option? We have a project deadline of August 31, 2023 and the admin comment on this idea stated that it was under review as of October 21, 2022.

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Cody Summers on 25 Jul 2023 12:46:09

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We are trying to move to Power BI from other BI tools and this limitation is problematic. Every other BI Tool we use has a monthly scheduling option. Please make this available with Power BI.

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Mark Mckelvy on 05 Jun 2023 12:11:15

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It's alarming this hasn't been implemented yet. This tells me MS feels like it doesn't have competition here.

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Alan Kulawczyk on 11 May 2023 19:44:34

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Weekly reports are not synced with other reporting systems. Trending Monthly is a standard for many distributed reports.

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Diane Bollinger on 10 May 2023 19:47:08

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Please add monthly as a refresh option. Most healthcare reports are refreshed monthly.

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James Anderton on 14 Apr 2023 12:40:34

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I was about to put an idea up to this effect - An option similar to the subscription settings for users - the ability to select ranges or multiple days under a Monthly scope would massively help..

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Karen Lillystone on 24 Mar 2023 09:29:08

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Any News on this? We are going to use Power Automate but it is going to be difficult for some of the users as they will not be able to directly see the refresh.


Also as someone else mentioned - what about stopping a dataset refresh? Thanks