Jeffrey Reed

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    Jeffrey Reed commented  · 

    Critical use case for my business.

    Scenario:
    1. Build a report with global filters to demonstrate operational or business insights.
    2. Auto-email a "hard copy" (PDF) of the report to appropriate audiences for discussion.

    Think sending a custom report to a specific business or operation line to show financials, service uptime, customer usage of specific features, etc.

    SSRS has a similar feature already in the UI where someone can select a specific filter and select a audience to receive the email.

    Having an "export to PDF" option in the REST APIs would enable automation of emails whenever new data is available.

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    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.

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    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.

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