Naming output report file

Posted by: larry_larder on 19 March 2018, 1:24 am EST

  • Posted 19 March 2018, 1:24 am EST

    Is it possible to set the output file name for a .pdf report using the expression editor? I am using Report Designer to create .rdl reports to be output in .pdf format. I would like to set the name of the output .pdf file using a combination of a text string appended to the contents of a field. For instance, if the text string is “Test Report” and the field contents is “77186”, I would like to set the file name of the .pdf file to be “Test Report 77186.pdf”.
  • Replied 19 March 2018, 8:38 pm EST

    Hello,

    Sorry to mention that it is not possible to set the output file name for a .pdf report using the expression editor.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
  • Replied 27 March 2018, 3:40 am EST

    Is it possible using a script?
  • Marked as Answer

    Replied 27 March 2018, 9:21 pm EST

    Hello,

    Report generation and Pdf export are two completely different mechanisms. Pdf export is executed once the report has been generated. Hence, it is not possible to use the expression to set the PDF file name. You can access the database value using any provider in code and use it to set the name of exported PDF, as a workaround.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
  • Replied 19 November 2020, 8:23 am EST

    Is it in your roadmap ? All our client ask about this feature.
  • Replied 24 November 2020, 4:04 am EST

    Hello,

    Currently, this is not in our roadmap. However, I will escalated the issue to the concerned team and will inform you once I get any update from you.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
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