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Export Power BI report to file API – Preview Update

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Export Power BI report to file API (preview) allows you to export Power BI reports to the following file formats: PDF, PPTX (PowerPoint) and PNG, by using a REST call.

Since we have launched this highly required API, we had to impose few limitations due to Premium/Embedded Gen1 capacity restrictions, and today I’m happy to update that the introduction of Premium/Embedded Gen2 capacities, has enabled us to introduce the following modifications (for Premium/Embedded Gen2 capacities only):

  • The number of Power BI exports per hour will not be limited to 50 per hour per capacity, but only to 50 report pages per minute per capacity
  • There will be no maximum concurrent report pages limitation
  • An export API operation load will be evaluated as a slow-running/background operation as described in Premium Gen2 capacity load evaluation. The workload under which export API operations will appear is called ‘InteractiveReportExports’.

We are performing this update gradually so by the end of October 2021 it will include all Premium/Embedded Gen2 capacities.

Customers with Premium/Embedded Gen1 capacities will still be able to use this API in preview (without the modifications) at least until Premium/Embedded Gen2 capacities become GA (October 2021).

We expect that this Export Power BI report to file API becomes GA by the end of January 2022.

Finally, I’d like to thank our customers participating in the private preview for providing their valuable feedback, allowing us to reach this milestone.