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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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  • Martin Turcotte commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This turn of events is seriously jeopardizing PBIRS's chances in the PoC I am working on. I'm working for a financial institution that is far from ready for the cloud based Power BI. Had Microsoft provided this simple capability, my customer would have been secured in using PBIRS until they are ready for the cloud based service. Instead, this will force them to consider alternatives...

  • Gary commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Export to HTML with scrolling and filtering will be VERY helpful.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Gotta like the April Fools aspect ... for those who haven't noticed this feature is now on the server edition, not just desktop anymore!

  • 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.

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