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2705123 - What is Analytics Group and why it is not avalibale when trying to share Report Canvas - Report Center


  • We are trying to share One Report in Report Center, Category Report Canvas, to Groups, but when checking the Group Types, there is no Analytics Group available particularly for Report - Canvas only. Though, if we check for Report - Tables, the analytics groups are available there to share.
  • Where to find Analytics Groups when Report Center is enabled

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Try to share any Canvas type report to groups
  2. Notice that the option called "Analytics Group" is not available


"Analytics group" term confuses the end user assuming it is ORD group, where as this group actually belong to legacy adhoc reports


Please be informed that Analytics Groups are the type of groups which were used to be present in the legacy ad-hoc report screen, where while sharing ad-hoc reports we used to create groups within analytics. If you need to find these groups and check how it is configured (i.e. who is part of it), refer one of the following steps (Report Center Share or Manage Dashboards Share):

Report Center Share:

  1. Share an adhoc or dashboard
  2. Select Group
  3. Filter by Analytics Groups
  4. Click on the name of the group to check its configuration
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  5. In this example the Recruiter Reporting Group contains all HR Managers from all departments, divisions and locations

Manage Dashboard Share:

  1. Go to Admin Center
  2. Reporting and Analytics
  3. Manage Dashboards
  4. Manage Tile-Based Dashboards
  5. Click on Share icon of any Dashboard
  6. Dynamic Group Search
  7. Manage Groups

In Manage Groups you will find the Analytics Groups and how they were set up (e.g. by Department, Location, Roles, etc).

Note: Since it used to be present only for adhoc report and dashboard, its not available for Canvas report. This has been put in place with 1808 release only, and is an expected behavior.

The legacy Analytics Groups are still available in the Report Center, but it's no longer possible to create new groups.

Analytics Groups : Applicable only for Report table and Dashboard.

See Also


Analytics Group, Report sharing, report center, Group sharing , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-RCT , Report Centre , LOD-SF-ANA-ADH , Adhoc Reports & Report Builder , How To


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