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Export a responsive dashboard to PDF

Export a responsive dashboard to PDF

Export a dashboard as a PDF so you can archive or print it.

Before you begin

Roles required: pa_viewer role is required to export dashboards to PDF.

You must activate the WebKit HTML To PDF plugin before you can export homepages, dashboards, and some reports as PDF documents. If the OAuth 2.0 plugin is not already active, the WebKit HTML To PDF plugin activates it as well. For more information, see Activate a plugin.

About this task

Interactive filters that are applied to the dashboard are also applied to the PDF. However, applied breakdowns are not included in the export.
Note: To generate the PDF locally, set the interactive filters, click the settings icon, and choose Printer Friendly Version to open the dashboard in a new window or tab. Export the dashboard using the browser's print settings.
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Limitations:
  • Custom content may not generate as expected when exported to PDF. For more information, see Custom content PDF export limitations.
  • Dashboards that are exported to PDF do not include the dashboard layout. Widgets are stacked on top of each other and take up the full page width.
  • Widgets are exported to a fixed height. Large widgets, such as workbench or list widgets, are truncated.
  • Breakdowns applied to a dashboard are not included in the PDF.
  • Widgets may appear in a different order than on the dashboard.
  • Widget legends may not appear.
  • Coloring on the delta text for single score report widgets is not preserved.
  • The selected time frame at the widget level (for example, three minutes) is not reflected in the PDF file when the Show date range selector is selected at the widget level.
Note: PDFs that are sent as emails may not be generated immediately.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Self-Service > Dashboards.
  2. From the dashboard picker in the upper left, select the dashboard that you want to export.
  3. Click the context menu (Context menu icon) and select Export to PDF.
  4. Configure your print and delivery options.
  5. Click Export.

Result

The content is exported to PDF according to the print and delivery options. If the PDF does not generate, identify and resolve any JavaScript errors.