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Printing

As this is designed for ENTERPRISE, printing from the within the APPS will make PowerApps superior to Excel and even ERP / SAP system.
If ONENOTE can be accomplished (for printing) after our request, why not PowerApps.

 

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Status: Started

Hi everyone,

The first release includes a new Print function in canvas apps, to be used on any screen, and when used will take the contents of the screen and open it in the browser’s default print dialog to enable selecting the available printer, or saving to PDF options. We are also working on screen templates that will help you to author this content. Initially we will only support this on the web, but it will be extended to support mobile devices. Things are trending well with the dev effort, with the roll out starting the end of February, with availability across all regions coming mid March.

The second phase of this work will be to introduce a function that enables saving a screen as a PDF in the app. This will allow compatibility to leverage Power Automate flows to do many of the events such as saving it somewhere, sending an email and other common actions. This is currently still in progress, and we can provide an update in the next few weeks.

Thanks, 
-Emma

Comments
Ulisses
Helper I

Hi @CWesener , thanks. When are we going to get some accurate updates?

Ulisses
Helper I

Hi @CWesener , any news? 

NMCLEOD
Advocate III

Hi all, hope everyone is well.  Just to say, like I've said before Paginated Reports is the solution, its here, its much improved and its here to stay.  Every PowerApp I've built that needed an export solution has been solved by using a PowerBI dataset linked to Report Builder.  There is no longer an excuse to keep banging the drum for a simple print button.  MS have shown their hand, and they've invested their money in Paginated Report bear!  If you have a need to export data entered into a PowerApp you've built, bite the bullet and learn how to use Report Builder, you won't regret it.  There is an awesome PowerBI Paginated Reports in a day course here, huge amount of content to digest but you'll keep coming back to it and more and more will make sense.  #DiversifyYourKnowledge

leyburn19
Memorable Member

Except for the $10 per user that needs Power BI Pro License as well

CNT
Community Champion
Community Champion

FYI: Power BI Pro does not include Paginated Reports. At Present you'll need Premium capacity which will make a huge dent in your pocket!

Recently, MS announced a

  • New Power BI Premium Per-User license which provides advanced capabilities like paginated reports, AI capabilities, dataflows, usage-based aggregated optimization, application lifecycle management, and enhanced automatic page refresh. 

BUT no word on pricing yet. Keep u'r fingers crossed.

 

leyburn19
Memorable Member

The only people with their fingers crossed are those that get money. Those that will be paying will be in the touching their toes position as usual 😊

CWesener
Power Apps
Status changed to: Started

Thanks everyone - to expand on Emma's reply below on the various types of "printing" that were identified in our recent survey, and the report capabilities already available in CDS, we are beginning engineering work for Canvas App export to PDF and are planning to release this functionality in February 2021. We understand this feature is hotly anticipated and are excited to get this underway. As soon as we can make early preview or experimental features available we will and will continue to provide updates on this idea, and on our blog.

 

Thank you to all the members of our community that have voted, provided feedback and been patient as we work to get this work underway.

markmcl5020
Regular Visitor

Can you provide CDS documentation?  Currently utilizing HTML and flow to generate PDFs. Would like to see alternative 

thank you 

loureyes
Frequent Visitor

Will there be an option to print directly to printer?

I'm thinking of situations were a page could easily be printed (the app captures the information needed... and then in a different page, the specific details for the Label, need to be printed directly onto a printer.)

CNT
Community Champion
Community Champion

@CWesener Could you please give some update on the direction printing is taking?