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.
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.
Agreed. Scheduled exports and delivery options like in SSRS is needed.
In some of our dashboards we have claims data that we show from month to month. Due to the mass amount of data we get on a monthly basis we only archive 60 days worth of this data. instead of having a user export manually every month, it would be a real helpful to have the option to schedule an export of data for time/date, one time/reoccurring, monthly/weekly/daily and to be able to input the format type (pdf, excel, etc.).
Alex Guerra commented
Right now the only way to produce PDF files, or print dashboards is by uploading the data to powerbi.com and then performing those actions from there.
Unfortunately, some of us CAN'T upload the data due to IT restrictions on data use, and on top of that it's really inconvenient to have to upload data just to produce a PDF file or print a page.
Please add the ability to Power BI Desktop to produce PDF files directly. Without this I have a much harder time arguing the business case of Power BI, since most of the consumers of my reports don't want to learn to use Power BI, and they don't want to sign up for an online account. They just want to view PDF reports or printed copies.
If I could produce PDF files from Power BI Desktop directly I'd have a much easier time convincing people to sign up for the online service, and I wouldn't be stuck at such a roadblock to adoption!
Jeffrey Reed commented
Sending a hard copy of a report to a customer, partner or manager without granting full access to a dashboard is a critical need in my organization.
Please add proper support for exporting or printing all pages of a report to a PDF.
The current method of printing individual pages is insufficient and requires significant manual work.