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scheduled export of a report to pdf

It would be nice if there is an option to have a scheduled export of a report to PDF. A nice to have feature would be to directly e-mail it to people so they are being notified of the latest report.

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      • Kyle Benelli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice if we could assign different filters to different email subscribers through bookmarks. Different subscribers might want to see a pdf with different filters. Example: assign Bookmark A to Person A, Bookmark B to Person B.

      • Wildmight commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank you very much for working on this....Is it possible to update timeline to accomodate roadmap schedule? Thank you!

      • NTK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello team,

        Any updates on exporting everything and not just a screenshot? We've been waiting too long for an answer.

      • Matthias commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ability to export whole Report, for example a matrix, to bring a hardcopy to a meeting.. not all users have tablets..

      • Russell Freeman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi there, the feature is still broken - it only prints what's on screen - not the whole report. That can't be right?

      • zebLand commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great News.
        I really hope that feature will not take too long to be added.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear Power BI team,

        This has been a highly requested feature for many years now, however it is still not possible to export all the data in a report rather than just what is shown. Please provide one of both solutions: export all data to Excel, with the same formatting, or at least the same content (applied filters and subtotals!))

        (preferred solution) Or expand the export to pdf functionality where you print all data in the visual (table/matrix), not just the data shown.

        Not having this functionality has held back many clients into adopting Power BI. Many other solutions provide this functionality.

        Please listen to your users and provide this functionality ASAP!

      • NTK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Team,

        You have kept us guessing for so long. Please tell us if we will ever get a proper print - i.e to be able to print all data that is part of the report rather than just a SCREENSHOT. If you don't plan to do that, please make it clear, so that we can find alternative solutions and not waste our time and resources. Thanks.

      • Scott Powell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft, hate to complain but agree this is not a useful add at all. When we print to pdf, I expect the pdf to contain all rows of data, not just what's on the screen.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Team,

        There is the same requirement from my client, need to get report PDF attachment via email subscription.Right now we only can download it.
        Also PDF should Export all the Pages present in one PBIX report and export accordingly.

        Thankyou.

      • Neville commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Export to PDF adds now value whatsoever as I could jus print to PDF. I was hoping to be ble to email, so tried the email via subscription service now available in the report, but you cannot subscribe standard users, they all have to be PRO users. How unhelpful is this. Its a static png image file that has no interaction, so why is Microsoft not allowing an internal (Domain User) or external Email address? Come on Microsoft, if your going to add new features, make it add some value.

      • NTK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is UTTER USELESS. This does exactly what print did. We could have gone to print and just used save as pdf. We were expecting to be able to print EVERTHING that is part of the report NOT JUST what is see on the screen. TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED.

      • Amit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Chris/ Power BI Team, Any idea when will we have the ability to send reports via e-mail attachment through subscriptions? Our customers are very excited to see this feature.

      • Vishnu Chandel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good to hear this. Was waiting for this for a long time. When this feature will be available through REST API?

      • Vishnu Chandel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good to hear this. Was waiting for this for a long time. When this feature will be available through REST API?

      • Aleks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys all you have to go is make a node js app that will embed the report into chromium browser and print it as pdf, from there you can use any mailing client like sparkpost to distribute it. I did this and it works.

      • Jon C. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that this is not especially useful. Any filter, slicer, etc. inputs applied by the user are cleared during .pdf creation. My user base just wants a way to export what's displayed on the screen.

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