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.
I have asked the team to take a look at this suggestion and if possible update the status
Onboarding User commented
I agree ..... :(
Jimmy Grewal commented
My understanding is that this will be possible when Microsoft Flow integration is made available later this year. Is that correct?
When printing the Power BI Dashboards as PDF the logo png image placed in the report is not getting printed. Please add this feature
Main reason why we gave up from Power BI. If this or export to excel was there, we would use it for sure...
Yes , we are now looking for this feature.
It would be more helpful if you add this feature to Power BI Tool. We wanted to save as a report(which is having 3 pages in it) to PDF file. Many users are looking for this feature in out org.
Trevene Leonard commented
This would be a great feature to have. This is a mandatory requirement for some organisations. Something similar to nPrinting from Qlik would be ideal.
Mukesh Bhatt commented
This function is key to decide whether we use PowerBI for our service, obviously needed functionality with some limitation of attached data file size like 10 MB in the email.
Mohamed Abdi commented
Absolutely agree.. I think there are several power BI ideas now posted all with the request to export the report as PDF and/or JPEG etc. Would really be handy to have this feature in the desktop version.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
As a part of this, it would be nice to include a timestamp for when the report was printed.
Daniel Bartley commented
Defeats the purpose of interactive visualisations to hardcode them as pdf.
SSRS is the tool to achieve this outcome.
Add more robust features to scheduling period (snapshot, caching etc...). Something similar to data driven subscriptions in SSRS. I use reporting services for a lot of things where I could use power BI, but the lack of scheduling tools especially email delivery is a reason I don't
Prithvi Raj Kerthi commented
This feature is required asap, as our current tool sends data to mail box as per the job schedule..
Barry Chignell commented
The ability to export the output of a report in a format others that do not have PowerBI can view.
Re added as an idea as the previous identicle suggestion is marked as 'Complete' even though this functionality does not exist.
This should be a no brainer, obviously needed functionality.
Anthony Newell commented
Sometimes there is a business need to distribute a hard copy of a report in PDF format
This function is key to decide whether we use PowerBI for our service. For retail and chain restaurant business, respective store manager and section manager need to receive daily report with their handheld device. Such devices are quite simple ones but can receive emails with PDF.
To deliver our service to such customers, PowerBI forces us to create PDF and send report by human hand. Therefore, we are using other BI tools by only this reason.
In addition, the scheduled email should contain a link to the up-to-date report, and if the report contains tables of data then the email should have an attachment of the PDF and excel file.
René Truelsen commented
This has been proposed before, but has mistakenly been set to "Completed", so therefore I will raise this request again.
Power BI Desktop is an extremely useful tool for visualizing data and for generating drilldown reports. However - a lot of executives (who are usually the ones we generate these reports for) prefers to get the reports in binary form.
Thus we really could use a function to export the reports (pages and dashboards) to a useful format; for example PDF, HTML and PNG/JPG format.