Version 2021

Create File Subscriptions

Starting in the MicroStrategy 2021 Update 7 October Monthly Release, Workstation allows you to create file subscriptions through Distribution Services. You can select a dossier, document, or report to be delivered through a file device, define a schedule and message, and specify settings for the subscription object.

You can also add bursting to file subscriptions. Bursting in MicroStrategy Distribution Services delivers reports and documents to a dynamic list of recipients with data sliced by a specific attribute. Bursting is used when you must send personalized slices of data to multiple file locations with a single subscription. Bursting allows easy distribution of data to multiple file devices dynamically and delivers data in a single execution enhancing the performance.

| Bursting is unavailable by default. It is only available for reports and documents that have at least one attribute in the page-by section.

Check out the video below to learn more!

  1. Open the Workstation window.

  2. In the Navigation pane, inside the Administration group, click next to Subscriptions.

  3. Choose an environment and project, then click Select.

  4. In Name, enter a descriptive name for the subscription.

  5. From the Type drop-down, choose File.

  6. In the Content pane, click . Select content to add to one subscription, including dossiers, documents, and reports. The selected content must all come from the same project.

  7. You can schedule the subscription based on a time or event. From the Schedule based on drop-down, select a schedule to control how often the subscription occurs. See Create and Edit Schedules for more information about creating a new schedule.

  8. Once the schedule is set, you can optionally specify the date when the subscription should stop by selecting the date in Expire on.

  9. If you have selected a report or document with at least one page-by attribute, you can select an attribute for Bursting.

  10. Enter the desired File Name with the necessary macros for customized file delivery.

  11. Select File locations from Users, if you wish to deliver the files to users' file delivery addresses. Click Add User to add users for the file delivery

  12. Select File locations from Sub-folder, if you wish to deliver files to a file device or a user specified file location. Select the file devices from the drop-down or type in a path for a specific file location.

  13. Click to adjust subscription-level settings . You can set the contact security level, as well as choose the compression and zip file password. To learn more about the contact security level, see Create FTP Subscriptions.

  14. If necessary, you can opt to Send notifications to user’s email and Run the subscription immediately after saving.

  15. Click Save.