IMPORTANT: This document is specific to Sigma's new Workbooks feature. To instead learn about auto-refresh for dashboards, please visit Dashboard Settings.

Workbook data is refreshed every time an individual opens or refreshes the workbook.

If you would like a workbook's data to refresh without user action, you can set a custom auto-refresh schedule. We recommend this option if you are primarily displaying the workbook on a screen that people may be referencing without actively interacting with.

Data elements can also be refreshed individually.

Summary of Content

Set an Auto Refresh Schedule
Refresh Individual Data Elements


  • You must have Can Edit access on the workbook and be in Editing mode.

Set an Auto Refresh Schedule

  1. Click the caret (▼) icon button to the right of the refresh button in your workbook's header.

  2. Select Auto refresh... from the menu to open the Auto Refresh Settings modal.

  3. If the feature is not yet active, click the Enable switch to turn it on.
  4. Use the Every and Between fields to select the frequency and time fame of the workbook's custom auto-refresh.
  5. Click Save.
  6. If you are ready to publish your changes, click the Publish button in the workbook header. 

Refresh Individual Data Elements

  1. Hover your cursor over your target data element. 
  2. Click the vertical ••• icon button in the top right corner of the element.
  3. In the menu, click Refresh data.