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Add notification option for scheduled Data Shuttle workflows

We are starting to use data shuttle for some automated and scheduled upload and download workflows. Some of these take place well outside of working hours.

It would be great if there would be an option to have notifications (both in Smartsheet app and email) that could be turned on that would at a minimum provide notification if a scheduled workflow fails for any reason. It would be also be useful to be able to set the notifications to occur on successful execution. It would be a bonus to be able to notify multiple email accounts.

Then I and possibly others would have an email in their inbox each day and evening with confirmation that our scheduled workflows are successful.

With current functionality, I am having to log in and manually check the success of workflows at 6am and 7pm each day. It's not a big deal when it is a small number of jobs, but as our use increases, so will the time needed to manually check the status of the workflows.

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  • NickG
    NickG ✭✭

    I agree this is a needed feature. Failure notification is standard in every other enterprise software and service I use. I am actually shocked to find this basic feature is not already integrated into Datashuttle workflows. Datashuttle is supposed to be automated, set and forget, but if I have to login to check to see that it succeeded or failed everyday it is no longer doing a goodly portion of what we thought we were paying for.

    Smartsheet is already capable of notifying users through email for other tasks, this needs to be added.

  • TomG
    TomG ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @NickG ,

    Thanks for the support on this idea, I appreciate it!! Best advice I can give you is reach out to as many Smartsheet users as possible and have them vote up the original post. The more votes, the more attention and increased likelihood that we'll see the feature added. I agree it seems like an easy win and low hanging fruit since it likely could leverage the existing workflow and notification features. Hopefully Smartsheet will see it as an easy win too.

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!