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WilliamD89
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Powerpoint Export - Doesn't download selection applied via URL filter

When exporting a report as a Powerpoint that has been accessed via URL filter: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-url-filters

 

The Powerpoint file exported shows the report as if no filter has been applied at all.

 

- Can this please be confirmed as a known bug? 

- Is there a current workaround for this?

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Icey
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @WilliamD89 ,

 

Just as what @lbendlin mentioned, this is not a bug. Please refer to the considerations and troubleshooting of Export reports to PowerPoint in Power BI.


Considerations and troubleshooting

There are a few considerations and limitations to keep in mind when you work with the Export to PowerPoint feature.

  • If you don't see the Export option, make sure that you are viewing a report (not a dashboard).

  • URL filters aren't currently respected when you choose Current Values for your export.

  • When exporting to PowerPoint, if the report uses a custom font, that font will be replaced with a default font.

  • The following visual types are not supported, and will not be exported to PowerPoint:

  • Some reports cannot be exported. These include:

    • If you share a dashboard with someone outside of your organization, and thereby, a user who isn't in your Power BI tenant, that user can't export the shared dashboard's associated reports to PowerPoint. For example, if you're aaron@contoso.com, you can share with david@cohowinery.com. But david@cohowinery.com can't export the associated reports to PowerPoint.
    • Reports with more than 50 report pages. Paginated reports don't have this limitation. See Print a paginated report for details.
    • Reports larger than 500 MB when exported.
    • Reports being exported to older versions of PowerPoint.
    • Reports that take longer than an hour to process.
    • Report pages that take longer than 6 minutes to load.
  • If the Export to PowerPoint menu item isn't available in the Power BI service, it's likely because your Power BI admin or report owner disabled the feature. Contact your admin or the owner for details.

  • The Power BI service uses your Power BI language setting as the language for the PowerPoint export. To see or set your language preference, in your browser, select the cog icon power-bi-settings-icon.pngSettings > General > Language.

     

And for the workaround, Export Power BI embedded analytics reports API for better embedded BI insights - Power BI | Microsof..., there are also some limitations:


  • The report you're exporting must reside on a Premium or Embedded capacity.
  • The dataset of the report you're exporting must reside on a Premium or Embedded capacity.
  • For public preview, the number of Power BI report pages exported per hour is limited to 50 per capacity.
  • Exported reports cannot exceed a file size of 250 MB.
  • When exporting to .png, sensitivity labels are not supported.
  • The number of pages that can be included in an exported report is 50. If the report includes more pages, the API returns an error and the export job is canceled.
  • Personal bookmarks and persistent filters are not supported.
  • The Power BI visuals listed below are not supported. When a report containing these visuals is exported, the parts of the report that contain these visuals will not render, and will display an error symbol.
    • Uncertified Power BI visuals
    • R visuals
    • PowerApps
    • Python visuals
    • Visio

 


For reports in shared capacity, it is needed to filter manually, then export the "Current Values".

export current.jpg

 

 

Best regards

Icey

 

If this post helps, then consider Accepting it as the solution to help other members find it faster.

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Icey
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @WilliamD89 ,

 

Just as what @lbendlin mentioned, this is not a bug. Please refer to the considerations and troubleshooting of Export reports to PowerPoint in Power BI.


Considerations and troubleshooting

There are a few considerations and limitations to keep in mind when you work with the Export to PowerPoint feature.

  • If you don't see the Export option, make sure that you are viewing a report (not a dashboard).

  • URL filters aren't currently respected when you choose Current Values for your export.

  • When exporting to PowerPoint, if the report uses a custom font, that font will be replaced with a default font.

  • The following visual types are not supported, and will not be exported to PowerPoint:

  • Some reports cannot be exported. These include:

    • If you share a dashboard with someone outside of your organization, and thereby, a user who isn't in your Power BI tenant, that user can't export the shared dashboard's associated reports to PowerPoint. For example, if you're aaron@contoso.com, you can share with david@cohowinery.com. But david@cohowinery.com can't export the associated reports to PowerPoint.
    • Reports with more than 50 report pages. Paginated reports don't have this limitation. See Print a paginated report for details.
    • Reports larger than 500 MB when exported.
    • Reports being exported to older versions of PowerPoint.
    • Reports that take longer than an hour to process.
    • Report pages that take longer than 6 minutes to load.
  • If the Export to PowerPoint menu item isn't available in the Power BI service, it's likely because your Power BI admin or report owner disabled the feature. Contact your admin or the owner for details.

  • The Power BI service uses your Power BI language setting as the language for the PowerPoint export. To see or set your language preference, in your browser, select the cog icon power-bi-settings-icon.pngSettings > General > Language.

     

And for the workaround, Export Power BI embedded analytics reports API for better embedded BI insights - Power BI | Microsof..., there are also some limitations:


  • The report you're exporting must reside on a Premium or Embedded capacity.
  • The dataset of the report you're exporting must reside on a Premium or Embedded capacity.
  • For public preview, the number of Power BI report pages exported per hour is limited to 50 per capacity.
  • Exported reports cannot exceed a file size of 250 MB.
  • When exporting to .png, sensitivity labels are not supported.
  • The number of pages that can be included in an exported report is 50. If the report includes more pages, the API returns an error and the export job is canceled.
  • Personal bookmarks and persistent filters are not supported.
  • The Power BI visuals listed below are not supported. When a report containing these visuals is exported, the parts of the report that contain these visuals will not render, and will display an error symbol.
    • Uncertified Power BI visuals
    • R visuals
    • PowerApps
    • Python visuals
    • Visio

 


For reports in shared capacity, it is needed to filter manually, then export the "Current Values".

export current.jpg

 

 

Best regards

Icey

 

If this post helps, then consider Accepting it as the solution to help other members find it faster.

lbendlin
Super User
Super User

It's a feature, not a bug.  Use bookmarks and API based export.

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