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PDF scheduled view will not display inline. What is the issue? (Splunk v4.3.4)

Champion

PDF Server is installed and working. I can schedule a PDF report or view. The report (scheduled search) will display properly inline. However the view will not display inline.

When manually opened, the PDF is correct and as expected.

The contents of email:

"Scheduled view delivery.
A PDF snapshot has been generated for the view: My_TEST_Report.
Name: 'ScheduledView_My_TEST_Report'
"

I know that Splunk is able to display PDF inline since when I schedule a report as PDF, it will provide the PDF snapshot of the results inline in the email message. However, the scheduled view is not displayed inline as expected.

I have tried setting inline = 1 under [email] stanza in alert_actions.conf in addition to ensuring that the scheduled search was explicitly set to deliver the PDF inline.

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Champion

The issue is that the setting to display inline is overridden by the mail client setting which determines (based on file size) whether it will be displayed in-line or as attachment.

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Champion

The issue is that the setting to display inline is overridden by the mail client setting which determines (based on file size) whether it will be displayed in-line or as attachment.

View solution in original post

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee
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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Is there a configuration file or setting within mail that will include more pdf pages inline?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I've taken a closer look, and found the OS X "Mail" client will include the PDF inline. However, the PDF attachment will need to be 1 page, anything more will be shown as an email attachment.

*tested on MS Outlook:mac2011 - and is always delivered as an attachment.

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Champion

I have further narrowed down the issue to the number of queries (or panels.) If I only have a single query, it displays inline properly. If I have 2 or more queries/panels, it comes as an attachment.

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