Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mass update Chatter user Email Setting

With CollaborationGroupMember object, you can mass add users using API tools, such as: Data Loader. We discussed on how to add users to Chatter group in this blog.

By default, email setting for each user in a group will be Daily Digest, whether you create using API tool or add users manually in

But, is there anyway to mass update email setting, let's to Weekly Digest, Every Post or even Turn Off?

YES, you can use the same object CollaborationGroupMember with API tool. When you insert users to a group with field: CollaborationGroupId (for Chatter Group) and MemberId (for User). There is another field  NotificationFrequency in the same object, this field use to set email alert for each user in a Chatter group.

CollaborationGroupMember object is available in API version 19.0 and later. This field can only be set by the member or users with the “Modify All Data” permission. The valid values are:
• D - Daily
• W -Weekly
• N - Never
• P -  On each post

Done, hope this blog help.


  1. Thanks Johan I'm having trouble updating via the It comes up with the error "SOURCE: 'MemberId' DESTINATION: 'MemberId' ERROR:Unable to create/update fields: MemberId. Please check the security settings of this field and verify that it is read/write for your profile or permission set."

    This is odd because I have Modify All Data. The other point to mention is that to select key id's such as Member ID I have to choose Upsert or Insert rather than Update.

    1. I never test this using, but can you test using Data Loader?
      Make sure your profile is System Administrator.


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