1. Titles and Toolbars

    2. Homepage

    3. Curator Styles

    4. Group Overrides

    1. Pages Overview

    2. Tiles

    3. Error Pages

    4. SSRS Embedding

    5. Explorer

    6. User Customized Metrics

    1. Tutorials

    2. Search

    3. Managing Menus

    4. Menu Items

    5. Keywords

    6. Files

    7. Notices

    8. Loading Screens

    1. Embedded Tableau Server Views

    2. Thumbnails

    3. Tagged Workbooks

    4. Favorites

    5. Email Subscriptions

    6. Data Export

    7. Download Workbook

    8. Share Workbook

    9. Custom Views

    10. Pause/Resume Changes

    11. Dashboard Titles

    1. Filters

    2. Parameters

    3. Apply Button

    4. Filter Categories

    5. Hidden Sticky Filters/Parameters

    6. Specify Filter Sheet

    7. Mark Commenting

    8. URL Action Overrides (Link Target)

    9. Hidden Dashboards

    10. Replace Dashboard URLs

    11. Site Switcher

    12. Cache Filter/Parameter Options

    1. Data Manager Basics

    2. Web Data Connector (WDC)

    3. Connecting to Data Manager

    4. User Commenting

    5. Field Calculations

    1. Overview and Enabling

    2. Report Builder: Scheduled Reports Option

    3. Report Builder: Email Option

    4. Report Builder: Watermark Text

    1. Automatic License Provisioning

    2. Just-in-time (JIT) Provisioning

    3. Users and Groups

    4. Reset User's Password

    1. Frontend User Permissions

    2. Password Change

    3. Password Reset

    4. Password Expiration and Complexity

    1. E-mail Configuration

    1. Force SSL

    2. Trusted Tickets

    3. Basic HTTP Authentication

    1. Import / Export

    2. Backend Users

    3. Frontend Users

    4. Updating License Key

    5. Linux: Cron Troubleshooting

    6. Filesystem Permissions

    7. Backend Administrator Password Reset

    8. Dependency Updates

    9. Manual Restoration of Curator Backup

    10. Updating Curator Logging

    11. Third Party Cookies

    12. Troubleshooting Load Times

    13. Curator Backup

    14. Taking a Manual Full Backup

    1. System Upgrade

    2. Disable Curator Upgrades

    3. Offline Upgrades (Airgapped)

    4. Troubleshooting Upgrades

    1. Scripts

    2. Commands

    3. Subscription Routing

    1. Curator API Overview

    2. Integration

    3. Curator API

    4. Tableau API

    5. Content

    6. User API

    1. Username Mapping

Documentation: Dashboards

Email Subscriptions

Curator allows users to subscribe to dashboards where updates to the underlying Tableau Server views will be emailed to them on a set schedule.

Known Limitations

There is currently a limitation in Tableau's APIs that make subscribing to Custom Views unavailable for embedded applications. Curator can only create a subscription to the dashboard's default view through Tableau's subscription engine. However, Curator's Report Builder supports subscriptions to custom views.


This functionality requires that the Tableau Server REST API is enabled. This allows you to subscribe to a dashboard or to the workbook the dashboard belongs to on the associated Tableau Server. See the Enabling the REST API section for more information.

To enable email subscriptions:

  1. Navigate to the backend of the system (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  2. Log in if prompted.
  3. Click on the Settings > Curator > Portal Settings in the left-hand side navigation.
  4. Click on the "Features" tab at the top of the main page content.
  5. Click to switch on the "Subscriptions" setting under the "Subnav Buttons (Tableau Actions)" section and click the "Save" button.

To subscribe to an eligible dashboard/workbook:

  1. Navigate to the frontend of the system (e.g. https://www.site.com).
  2. Log in if prompted.
  3. Navigate to the desired dashboard by using the navigation menu.
  4. Click on the envelope icon at the top right portion of the screen. Normally this is displayed on the right side of the title bar in the dashboard.
  5. Select the desired schedule.
  6. Select either workbook or dashboard in the dropdown to receive subscriptions.
  7. Click on the "Add Subscription" button.