Custom PDF Export Button in MicroStrategy

Updated: Nov 27, 2019

There are many things we, as developers, can do to create a great user experience. One of those small things is to create custom export buttons in documents. There are 3 things we need to make this happen

  1. The export function(s) we want to use

  2. A listener

  3. A button to trigger the function


These are all relatively easy to add in an html container within MicroStrategy. To begin add an html container to your document and make sure the Html Container is set to "HTML Text" in the properties.



add the snippet of code below;


<script>

function Export() {

mstrApp.docModel.controller.printPDF();

}

document.getElementById("button").addEventListener("click",Export);

</script>

<input id="button" value="Export" type="button"></p>

</form>



This is great! Now I can create custom buttons for exporting directly from within the dashboard to trigger the export function.





Bonus: we can format/style the button however is needed to meet the requirements from within the HTML container. I typically like to set the button to transparent (with no text) overlay it on a custom image of my choice to give the user an even better over all experience!


Update: See this post to format this button the easy way.


Have fun!

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