Sharing Views to Users
In SkyDesk Reports, you can easily share your data, reports, and dashboards to any user privately. All the views shared will be accessible online from anywhere, anytime, to the shared user and there is no need for mailing them as attachments. The shared views will always have the current data and reflect the latest changes made.
- How do I share views?
- Can I share multiple views together?
- Can I share the folder in my Workspace?
- Can I share selected columns from my data table?
- What will my shared user see?
- Can I share views to users who are in my Contacts list?
- How many users can I share my reports with?
- Can I filter the data while sharing?
- Can I apply dynamic filtering while sharing?
- What is a variable?
- What are the default variables?
- How to create a variable?
- Can I notify my users about the shared views?
- Can I edit the permission I have given?
- Can I remove sharing?
Yes, you can share multiple views together. In Explorer tab, select the required views and then share. When sharing multiple views together, you will not be able to apply filter criteria.
Yes, you can share the folder in SkyDesk Reports. To share views in a folder, click the Action icon that appears on mouse over and select Share views in this folder > To New Users.
Yes, you can share selected columns from your table to users. This enables you to control what data your users get to see and create reports upon. This will particularly helpful in case you have sensitive data in your table.
You can share selected columns from your table by following the below steps.
- Open the view to share.
- Set the Sharing operations as stated before.
- Click Apply Permissions & Filters link. The Apply Permissions & Filters dialog will open.
- Click the All Columns link under Read Access and then select the columns to be shared.
Share the table to your users. The Shared users will be able to access only selected columns for viewing and report creation.
SkyDesk Reports allows you to set fine-grained permissions while sharing views with users. So, they will have access to do only the permitted operations over the shared views.
The below presentation provides a detailed explanation about sharing permissions.
Yes, you can share view to your contacts. Click Add Users From link. The Contacts dialog will open, listing your SkyDesk Contacts, Google Contacts, and Shared Contacts.
You can share views to users in any of these lists.
You can share your view with users allowed for your account.
Yes, you can apply dynamic filtering while sharing using the Variables in SkyDesk Reports. SkyDesk Reports provides a set of system Variables and you can also create custom variables for sharing.
Variables are placeholders that help the Account Administrator and the Workspace Administrators to assign dynamic values for individual users of the Workspace. SkyDesk Reports provides a set of default variables. You can also create your own custom variable.
You can further use these variables in the Sharing filter criteria to filter reports dynamically.
Refer to the above question to know how to use the variable in filter criteria.
SkyDesk Reports provides a set of predefined system variables that you can use in your filter criteria. They are listed below.
|System Variable Name||Description|
|System.login.email||Returns the email id of the user who has logged in|
|System.login.firstname||Returns the first name of the user who has logged in|
|System.login.lastname||Returns the last name of the user who has logged in|
|System.login.fullname||Returns the full name of the user who has logged in|
You can create variables from the Workspace Settings tab. Refer to our help document for more details on this.
Yes, you can notify the Shared User using the Send Invitation Mail tab. You can edit the message on notification mail in the given field.
You can also choose to send a copy of the notification mail to you.
Yes, you can edit the permission that you have given. Click Share and then choose one the following as needed. In the respective dialog that opens click the edit icon which appears on mouse over.
Yes, you can remove sharing. Open the Existing Shared Details as specified in the above question and then click the trash icon corresponding to the view you want to remove sharing.