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Registered: ‎11-17-2018

Print and/or export to PDF from PowerBI Embedded Report

Gentemen, we asked out partners about this in early 2017.  The answer was end of the year or maybe first quarter for the export to pdf feature.  We only have one basic workaroud by using window.print(), and insturcting our enterprise users to then print to pdf, which requires clicks and local pdf executables.  It isn't a solution we want to present.  

 

Does anyone have any news or an update form the engineering team?  Can someone that monitors this board please respond and/or reach out to Microsoft engineering team and ask for an update and reply here?  It is becoming a moderate to serious concern for a customer of ours planning significant launches in the near future.

 

Nimrod from the PowerBI team seems to be active on other PowerBI Embedded issues.  Maybe reach out to him?

 

Thanks for your help.

Tom

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Registered: ‎04-18-2018

Re: Print and/or export to PDF from PowerBI Embedded Report

As far as I'm aware there is no functionality available which to me seems a hole in the eco-system seeing as the desktop has export to PDF, cloud service has export to PowerPoint, embedded has nothing.
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Registered: ‎12-05-2018

Re: Print and/or export to PDF from PowerBI Embedded Report

I read somewhere that export to PPT would include all data in the report, but this is still the same screenshot with the data cut off, as exporting to PDF.  ARGH!!!  I just built several new dashboards to replace excel reports that my users have grown to love and depend on.  What a total waste!!!  

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Registered: ‎01-23-2019

Re: Print and/or export to PDF from PowerBI Embedded Report

I've been banging my head against Power BIs inability to export natively to PDF for some time.

What we have done is to utilise AWS Lambda functionality to run Chromium into which we embed the report and save that to S3, served back to the customer as a download.

It's a faff, annoying, but works quite well 
https://github.com/sambaiz/puppeteer-lambda-starter-kit/blob/master/README.md


I'm pretty sure you could adapt this for Azure Functions too....
Might help 
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Re: Print and/or export to PDF from PowerBI Embedded Report

Thank you Stuart!  

 

We do not run AWS, but I forwarded your response to my boss, who knows our systems and configurations.  It would be awesome to get this thing running!  

 

Regards,

Nancy