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Export Report Server Power BI report to PDF

Please add the capability to export Report Server PowerBI reports to formats like pdf, word, powerpoint. Some of this functionality exists in the service but please add it to Report Server.

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  • Sheng Zhu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am shocked to see this one is not planned anymore, as it raises alarm that we won't be able to get senior management buy-in. The ugly truth is many senior guys judge BI tools by simple functionality, such ase exporting to PDF - as most of them are old school.

    We had a high expectations to bring Power BI as the official reporting tool, but now it seems we will be screwed by this little functionality

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ok... deep breath... If you are throwing in the towel on paginated PDF exports of grid type Power BI reports from the server, are you at least adding that to the desktop version? And no I am not talking about the current 'screenshot' version now that happens in the desktop app, that is mostly useless.

  • Kiran Hosakote commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have solved the problem of automated report generation and distribution. BI Helper https://bihelper.tech, our cloud-based solution, uses Power BI Service (or other browser-based reporting) to generate multi-page PDF or PPTX reports with user-defined slicers applied to all pages. We can deploy it on Power BI Report Server too.

    The entire report (PDF / PPTX) is attached to an html email and sent to a defined mailing list, with contact email IDs mapped to slicer values. This ensures that reports are delivered ONLY to the intended recipients.

    Users can define a campaign, configure its parameters and run it themselves. Campaign monitoring and reporting is implemented to ensure a ‘sleep well’ user experience.

    Mail us at contact@bihelper.tech to schedule a demo.

  • Denis P. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Chris,
    Do you really know how and why customers use PBRS?
    You can not force all users to use Power BI Service:Government, Army, Health..

    PBRS is dead!

    Regards,
    Denis
    Microsoft BI freelance

  • Wildmight commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good afternoon Chris, This is really upsetting. We have multiple senior executives who aren't able to use mobile or desktop PBI. By removing PDF feature(s) as well as Email schedule (not on demand) - you're alienating most important customer base.

  • JC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft really doing their best to push everyone to the cloud version. So companies that cannot make that move will be force to look elsewhere for a competitor's product. Good job MS. Keep scuttling users' most voted for suggestions at your own peril.

  • Andrew Peterson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very discouraging. And the PBRS from ChristianSteven Software appears to be expensive for smaller operations.

  • Christian Ofori-Boateng commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As an alternative, try a third party tool like PBRS by ChristianSteven Software. It allows you to schedule and automate the export and delivery of Power BI & SSRS reports to pdf, excel, word, powerpoint and so on. You can send them to email, disk, SharePoint, Dropbox, Slack, Google Sheets, Google Drive, FTP etc.

  • GH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With this feature being closed is there anyway to export/print multi-page reports to PDF without using the desktop app?

  • Roberto Bentsen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    NOOO!!

    If this is not introduced, then please make sure the printing functionality does improve so pictures and colours is printed as PDF properly.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have a number of PowerBI reports with several tabs that we need to be able to print to PDF from the browser. We'd like the functionality to be comparable to that in the service where we can click "export to pdf" and all pages are printed to a PDF, without our users having to print each page individually.

    The admin comment from 5/17/2018 indicated that this was planned - what is the status on it? How soon will this be available?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We and Our customers are looking for 'Export to PDF' feature like SSRS in Power BI Report Server. Any update on in which release Microsoft will include this feature?
    Appreciate your help.
    Regards,
    Prashant A.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We're looking for sharing features to be available to non-designers. That report consumers/viewers can use them when embedded, using any of the embed methods.

    For example, enabling RDL is most useful (for us) when this can be shared outside the power bi app and the power bi service.

    In the same light, export to PDF is most useful when its embedded, ie beyond Power BI app and beyond Power BI service.

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