One of the more common questions we get is "when do datasets sync?". Datasets power the data going into all gauges, so it's good to know. This varies per datasource/dataset, but there are a few rules of thumb:
- All datasets sync automatically overnight at local time.
- A dataset will not sync if there aren't any gauges built from it.
- When a dashboard is opened on an active web browser, this triggers the "Dashboard Sync Frequency" for any dataset powering gauges on that dashboard.
- A dataset used by a gauge on a scheduled report will sync 1 hour prior to the report being sent.
The easiest way to check a dataset's "Dashboard Sync Frequency" is to check from a gauge on a dashboard:
For a more detailed breakdown of Dataset syncing, please refer to the 101 - Dataset Syncing article.
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