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.
Another update on this item – users now have the ability to set up scheduled subscriptions with paginated reports and 6 different formats, along with parameters per subscription to allow further personalization. There is also now the ability to create paginated reports against any Power BI dataset in the service, and we’re planning to add drillthrough from Power BI to Paginated Reports in the short term.
We still have plans to support e-mail attachments for Power BI reports as well in the coming months, and we’ll share more specifics once we get closer to starting that work.
Dr G commented
Love that you are looking into this. I'd like the flexibility of choosing which pages to make a pdf as we have in MS Word. Slicers and filters etc should be based on what we are looking at when set the schedule...i.e. it pdfs what we see. Also would like the ability to scale each page so it fits on the selected page size.
I would generally just need a page of a report though being able to do all pages would be great, having the filters/slicers is critical. Being able to do a dashboard may be important, we haven't rolled out the contract for Service yet so right now I'm just doing the free version.
I would like the ability to export a PBIRS report to PDF on a network shared drive with one report page to one PDF page. No slicers or interactivity would be required in the output, but I do require the ability to set at least the report level filters when setting up the schedule.
The email to users feature is actually more important/useful than saving to a file share for my user base, so if it could work just like SSRS subscriptions that would be ideal.
The ability to data-drive subscriptions would also be ideal, for example such that each Power BI report can be filtered for each division in a list and then emailed to specific users for that division.
We need full report(multipage reports) exporting to pdf via API. If it possible?
Provide the option to select what you want to export just like when creating an app. This would allow you to select any combination of dashboards, reports, or individual pages of a report. Also, provide the option to toggle display of the filter/slicer states.
Allow the export to be on-demand or scheduled
Allow the printing of an entire table/matrix.
Be able to export entire pages/tabs. Allow to choose what slicers and filters and then export in that view.
Mehul Ahluwalia commented
Hi thank you for responding. Yes being able to export the whole report into PDF will be great. As powerbi is a SW people who do not have access to it are unable to view the report and therefore request for PDFs which lets them access the content without having to download the SW. You can also add the functionality of printing the reports which can help exporting to PDF.
I would begin with a PDF that corresponds to the report bookmarks.
In my case, we expand the table data in a report to full screen and want to export all the data to PDF. If you print -> saves as -> it gives only current page. I'm looking to export all of the data from that table to email or print. Any data not shown due to size you use a scroll bar but when I try to print or save as I only get the data currently shown on the page. My goal is to export multiple pages which includes all data from the table or matrix in a report to PDF.
Similar to what Deepa has requested.
Add this capability on Report Server
Jeff Shanahan commented
pagination to support printing all records from a matrix/table (full scroll down)
ray malone commented
Equivalent to SSRS
Benjamin Swift commented
The key thing for us is to be able to: 1. Export high-quality PDFs with control over margins, etc. (currently adjusting print settings can easily throw things off, forcing you to make changes to the print settings, then close/cancel and return so that your adjustments are recognized by the format is not off); 2. Export all pages of a Power BI Dashboard, once it is opened in report view (? i.e., when pages of the Dashboard become tabs), via File > Print. Now the only option is print current page, but it would be good to be able to print all pages.
It would be great to export a single page, and the ability to specify a filter/slider state, so it can be automatically emailed to different people filtering their specific data. For example a report that shows data for the hole company, emailed to every department head, filtering the specific data of that department. But the report stills allows to see all company.
tony nero commented
in our use case the client wants an entire report
Use case: Report would be higher priority for most customers I talk to. Pagination for Table or Matrix visuals would be great.
Maintaining any filters/slicers enabled would be very useful.
Sending to external user a huge plus.
I think this feature would be most useful to my use case by being able to export from the desktop application as a multi-page pdf, or a single page pdf capturing the current tab at it's current state (any slicer, selections etc. -
what you see is what you get) Having different standard page sizes (8-1/2x11, 11x17 etc) selectable from the view tab/page view dropdown would also be great as you could prevent auto-resizing or unwanted scaling when printing or saving to pdf.
Why do you wish to restrict us, why cant you let us do everything that we are used to doing in all other Microsoft Applications. Give us the choice and let us do what we want, rather than trying to control us with a Big Brother attitude. It must be taking you more effort to restrict what we do rather than giving us a free reign.
Ideally, I'd be happy with similar functionality to the PowerPoint export feature. Export to PDF would generate a paged, landscape PDF file with a page per report tab. Big feature component: being able to do this programmatically with the APIs, maybe even with the possibility of requesting that a particular report-level filter is set, so we could do programmatic report export for various clients.
I have a table which has lots of data. But since the list is too long it has a vertical scrollbar.
and I need to take the printout so all the data is printed irrespective of the length of the document. Requesting he feature in power bi to get the entire list printed.