Report Builder - Auto Refresh in a shared folder?

stephend88 10-09-2018

I have a number of workbooks that are to be updated weekly each Monday.

What I'm hoping to achieve is that these workbooks update and save themselves each Monday to save me going into each workbook to kick off the refresh.

Is there a way for me to achieve this? Is FTP the answer here potentially? A concern I have is that these reports feed into Tableau so it's important the name of the file itself does not change.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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Gigazelle
Employee
13-09-2018

FTP is probably going to be your best option. The only caveat there is that you'll want to:

1) Make sure the workbook name is static, so no dates or anything appended to it. This will allow it to have the same name each week.

2) Whenever the next report is expected to arrive, that the existing workbook is removed before then. This could either take place with you logging in to the FTP site and renaming/deleting it, or working with your IT team to have a cron job run that automatically deletes it each week.

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