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What are the limitations of dashboard PDF reports?

jvishwak
Path Finder

Hi All,
Default PDF report generated from dashboard is looking very bad.
Fonts are getting very small when number of columns in the table is around 8 or more, making very hard to read.
Not seeing any option also to make the title and columns of the table in bold.
Dashboard panels are coming is seperate rows in pdf report even if they are in same row in Dashboard.
Table columns names are also not getting wrapped.
When trying to use advance XML to customize then 'Scheduke PDF Delivery' option is getting grayed out.

Need suggestion on possible solution for PDF report customization limitations.....

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esix_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You cant use Advanced XML with PDF Delivery, and on a side note advanced XML is being phased out.

Most likely the quickest work around for you would be to use the "Print to PDF" functionality of your browser. Chrome and Firefox are both great at this, and in general the formatting is WYSIWYG. (Where our PDF functionality leaves a lot to be desired.)

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jvishwak
Path Finder

'Print to PDF' will not work here as we have requirement to generate the reports automatically on regular interval.

Isn't there any way till now from which these PDF report formatting can be achieved.

Any idea if it is going to be fixed in any recent spunk releases...

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itarribatec
New Member

not really nice if you want to generate and send automated PDF reports.

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rapmancz
Explorer

Agree. And also it doesn't use correct fonts for Windows-1250 coding, so I can't see all czech characters - +ěščřžýáíé

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