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BI 7.0 Web PDF Generation

Hi folks,

I do have a severe problem with PDF generation and it looks like a common issue.

I integrated Button to convert my Management Webreport to PDF, no big issue so far.

But the generated PDF is not bevaing like expected. We do have a BI report that contains 3 charts horizontally alligned by a table to fit the screen and 1 table below

those charts.

This report fits perfectly on one page landscape.

When generating PDF locally (PDF generator installed on client PC) Internetexplorer ==>PDF works as expected.

When using the Button in Webtemplate to use the BI functionality to export to PDF the PDF is a mess.

All template items are displayed in sequence taht means instead of 3 horizontal charts I see 3 charts and 1 table underneath each other.

It looks like the old fashioned 3.x print function.

My question:

Is there a way to influence the PDF generation. Maybe a class ( like former 3.x Table Interface) to modify to render the PDF like the template appearance?

We cannot install PDF clients locally nor can we ship management those reports coming from BI. Report designer is no alternative because of missing functionality.



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    Posted on Jan 17, 2007 at 05:19 PM


    Unfortunately layout settings are not reflected in the PDF print functionality. Currently all Items will be printed in the sequential way.

    In the feature an implementation for Container Item will be available with simple layouting. Until now there is no statement with which SPS it will be delivered.

    Best regards, Karol Kalisz

    SAP BI Development

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    • Hi,

      PDF printing is implemented not for all items, there are restrictions. One is printing of container item. You can specify all items that are included in container item separately in the EXPORT command. This will print all items, of course layout is per default flow layout.

      Regards, Karol

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    Posted on Feb 20, 2007 at 06:05 PM


    does this mean if I use a container on first hand than arrange my items the way I like to see 'em on screen, the system will print ( or PDF export) it like it is on screen?

    Does it mean the soluution is to use a container as a frame for printing?


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    Posted on Mar 27, 2007 at 03:26 PM

    We have print preview issue while generating Web PDF in BI 7.0.

    This issue occurs for reports that are more than 4 pages

    In PDF previe this report gets shrunk into 1 page and we are not able to see any values,because they are very small.

    Is there any setting in Web Application Designer for adjusting scaling so we dont get a shrunked report?

    or is there any setting in Adobe services?


    Rahul Kunte.

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