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vanessafvg
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Printing from Report Server / Export as PDF

I dont currently have access to an installed version of report server, are you able to print or export to pdf from report server?  In the documentation it talks about a paginated view.   

 

'Paginated reports are paginated document-style reports, in which the more data you have, the more rows in the tables, and the more pages the report would have. That’s great for generating fixed-layout, pixel-perfect documents optimized for printing, such as PDF and Word files.'

 

How do you develop a paginated report, is it different from the default power bi desktop report?





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Jon-Heide
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hello - couple comments:

 

1. If you want to try PBI report server but don't want to set it up. There is an Azure template you can run from the Azure portal that will configure a demo server for you in 10mins. Comes with demo/trial content and is all preconfigured. 

 

2. There are two types of reports. PowerBI Dekstop Reports for on-screen powerpoint like interactive reports. And Paginated "pixel perfect" document style reports (e.g. think word documents with tables). Exporting to word and PDF is the core scnearios for paginated reports and is supported.

 

3. If you want to learn more about paginated reports, search for any tutorial or book around reporting services reports. 1000's of pages of stuff there.   

@Jon-Heide  thats great, i forgot about that azure portal, thanks for the remindner!

 

so just to clarify the paginated view is actually an ssrs report developed with visual studio / ssdt as opposed to power bi desktop.  Of which you can use both power bi desktop reports and ssrs reports on report server?

 





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@vanessafvg That is correct. There is also a 3rd type of report called the Mobile Report for which u need mobile report publisher.

 

1. Paginated Report - Standard SSRS Report built using SSDT/Report Builder

2.PowerBI Desktop Report - Built connecting to SSAS Instances as live query (importing data into desktop is not supported yet)

3.Mobile Reports  - The old "DataZen" reports that u can access through the PowerBI IOS App after you configure it to connect to your RS instance alongside PowerBI Reports

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