No doubt you have noticed when putting a message into a Tableau subscription in the actual email it comes out as one long string. No matter how you format the text in the Tableau subscription message box it comes out differently in the actual email. However there is a solution to improve the Tableau subscription message formatting. HTML.

The Tableau subscription message can be formatted with simple HTML!

This enables many formatting options of Tableau subscription messages including:

  • New lines
  • Bullet points
  • Bolding
  • Underline
  • Adding links

 

Consider the following text:

You can format Tableau subscription emails using HTML. You can have:

    • new lines
    • bullet points
    • bold
    • underline

Please contact TAR Solutions for further info


 

Using the subscription box user interface, where you can’t include bullet points, the above message in a subscription email would be:

You can format Tableau subscription emails using HTML. You can have:new linesbullet pointsboldunderlinePlease contact TAR Solutions for further info

 

Adding a bit of HTML to the message in the Tableau subscription message creating box transforms this message to how it’s wanted. Try the following:

You can format Tableau subscription emails using HTML. You can have:

<br>

<ul>

<li>new lines</li>

<li>bullet points</li>

<li><b>bold</b></li>

<li><u>underline</u></li>

</ul>

<br>

Please contact <a href=andrew.watson@tarsolutions.co.uk>TAR Solutions</a> for further info

We’ve even added a link enabling the contact email to become a single click for the user.

Using the mailto functionality you could customise the Tableau subscription message even further for the user, adding things such as an email subject to the email link, for example.