Crash Course

Part 5: Using Web Design API to export to PDF

Double click on the Output Table and choose "Edit" on the toolbar.

Specify this button as "Export to PDFl", System Action=Hyperlink, and then click Formula.

Specify this formula:

"pcd!3aportal_content!2fcom.sap.pct!2fplatform_add_ons!
2fcom.sap.ip.bi!2fiViews!2fcom.sap.ip.bi.bex?
QUERY=" & STORE@REPTNAME & "&BI_COMMAND_1-
BI_COMMAND_TYPE=EXPORT&BI_COMMAND_1-
EXPORT_FORMAT=PDF&BI_COMMAND_1-SHOW_EXPORT_DIALOG
=X&BI_COMMAND_1-null="


NOTE: This URL is for the Web Analyzer PCD Location if Visual Composer is on the same server as BI-JAVA. If it is not, see the section on Mapping External BI locations.

Choose OK.


NOTE: This will export the default view of the data service to a PDF File. It will not keep filters or navigation states.

Deploy your model.

Run your iView and choose "Export to PDF".


NOTE: We built this to show the export dialog. You can turn this off if you don't want the dialog by removing that command from the Web Design API command.

Look at your PDF File.

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Visual Composer for xApp analysis

  Home: Introduction
  Part 1: Architecture of Visual Composer BI Kit
  Part 2: Using the native Visual Composer export data functionality
  Part 3: Using Web Design API to export to CSV
  Part 4: Using Web Design API to export to Excel
  Part 5: Using Web Design API to export to PDF
  Review: Conclusion and additional resources

This was first published in December 2006

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