Can I limit who sees what pulse?

I’d like to create a board and have people contribute to it, but only see the entries they submit. An admin or board owner would be able to see all entries.


It sounds like you want to use the forms view… are you meaning contribute to like help design the board? Or just input new data in pre-arranged fields… In that case the forms view will work well for you. It’s similar to a Google form, we use them extensively.


We also use forms a lot … and can’t use the new Outlook email integrations to let people know what they submitted after creating a pulse. The idea would be to give them access to the board but only let them see their stuff to keep track of it’s progress. I don’t want them to see other folk’s submissions.

That’s tricky as view permissions only work on the board and column levels… pulses would have to be in a separate board to be truly “private”. Otherwise like you had shown elsewhere, you can still see the pulse name. That said…

You could create a higher level board to track individual boards these folks would need access to. Using lookup columns to reference data on the higher level board that only you can see. Or, you could culminate all those separate boards in a dashboard for you to overview all the items in one place… in either scenario you should be able to use notifications. Not withstanding any other factors, am I at least on the right track?

I think you’re asking for pulse level permissions Carol? Right now, we don’t have this option—as @kolinhayes mentioned, the permissions in terms of restricting edit/view only apply to columns or boards as a whole. We do plan to add this functionality in the future but I don’t have an ETA right now. You can of course set the board so that users can only edit their own submissions (have them assigned when they submit their pulses via form plus automations) and then set the permission on the board level to “edit rows assigned to them in person column” but assume you’re aware of this permission and it’s not what you’re looking for?

1 Like thanks for your reply. Yes, I’m looking for pulse level permissions, so it seems like I’ll need to wait on the functionality.


Is is possible to have group of pulses hidden for different people? Just like you can subscribe someone to a column, can you subscribe them to a group? Maybe this would solve your problem?

At the moment, this isn’t possible. Group level/pulse level permissions might be something we implement in the future but right now, I’m not aware it’s planned. Will pass this on though!

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+1 for me on this feature request
Group and Pulse level permissions would be a great addition.


Adding my +1 here as well.

Especially regulating visibility of pulses e.g. based on whether a person is assigned to the pulse in any person column would be really useful.

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