Skip to main content
Domo Knowledge Base

Setting the Expected Update Frequency for a DataSet

Version 15


You can set the expected update frequency for a DataSet, which Domo uses to determine when to send a notification or to display a warning that the DataSet has not been updated. When the actual update does not occur within your expected update frequency, Domo displays a warning on the DataSet and cards powered by the DataSet. (The warning appears after a delay, depending on the specified frequency.) For connectors like Excel that do not include automatic update capability, you can choose how often you want to receive reminders to update manually.  

To set the expected update frequency for a DataSet,

  1. Click Data in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
    The Data Center opens, with the Data Warehouse tab opened by default. 

  2. Click the data_center_datasets_icon.png icon on the left side of the screen to open the DataSets tab.

  3. Search for the DataSet you want, then view the details either by clicking the name or by clicking dataset_gear_icon.png > View Details.

    A page appears showing details for the DataSet. If you are the owner of this DataSet or have an "Admin" default security profile or a custom role with the "Manage DataSets" privilege enabled, a Settings tab appears in the tab row; otherwise this tab does not appear. (This tab also does not appear for a few unique connectors such as the Webform connector.) For more information about default security roles, see Default Security Role Reference. For information about custom roles, see Managing Roles. For more information about DataSet ownership, see Changing the Owner of a DataSet


  4. Click Settings.

    You should see several expandable sections with options for configuring the connector, such as "Credentials," "Details," and so on. Note that the buttons you see may differ depending on the connector. For example, many connectors that pull public information do not have a Credentials section. 

  5. Click Scheduling.

  6. Set the desired update frequency.
    The controls for setting the update frequency depend on the connector. For connectors that don't have automatic update capability, such as File Upload, only one menu appears; you can choose a preset setting or leave it set to Never if you don't want to receive reminders to update this DataSet. For most connectors, you can choose whether to use basic or advanced scheduling. For more information about scheduling, see Connecting to Data with Connectors.   

  7. When finished, click Save.