I have created a dashboard and one big thing that our users always ask for is the ability to export the data to csv. Is this a feature in Metabase or is there a way I can accomplish this through the API?
You can export each question individually but we don’t have the ability to export an entire dashboard yet.
Obviously this wouldn’t be a single csv … would your users like a single CSV per card? a zip with all the question’s csvs? I suppose if we had an XLS export, we could in theory export each question as a tab.
I think a really beneficial solution would be to take a csv of each question and put them on tabs or even just put an identifier to the particular card and put them all on one tab. I have a similar product which allows you to analyze surveys through charts but when you export to cvs it normalize it and exports each question in one document. For BI purposes I think csv export is vital. Another nice option would be PDF export. Love this tool by the way and my team and I are excited to see its future. We have been trying to find a suitable NoSQL reporting tool short of building our own in JS for a while now. Most tools still haven’t caught up to No SQL data.
A PDF option would be fantastic…
I am new to Metabase and have create a dashboard which I have embedded inside my web application. Issue I face is that from Metabase application we can download data @ question level, but from when I embedded this dashboard inside my application I cannot.
How can we export data @ question level?
Any help appreciated.
We don’t offer that at this time, but there is an open Pull Request for this – https://github.com/metabase/metabase/pull/6322
@sameer has there been any update on the pull request listed? This is exactly what I need for my embedded dashboard
Most modern browsers allows you to create a screenshot or save a page as PDF, so that would be the way to currently to it.
Otherwise you would have to setup a headless browser like Puppeteer/Phantomjs/WebDriver and script your own export function - have a look in the comments of this issue:
If you look at user’s complaints about PowerBI, this feature comes very near the top. In PowerBI, you can export a group of dashboards to a single pdf, but you can’t schedule it to happen. The only schedules are images.
In a typical company, the higher up you go, the more likely it is the person just wants to receive something in their email rather than prodding around a web page.
Having scheduled pdf exports of dashboards would be a great feature. I’m surprised there’s been less feedback about it on GitHub.
I’ve just had a play with a pdf conversion from ConvertAPI.com.
They have umpteen ways to integrate, I just used their PDF button with one of my public links.
I converted this: https://mail.pursuittechnology.co.uk:8443/public/dashboard/569bf696-4faa-4ac8-a294-084529916cf9
to a pdf file I can’t upload, but looks the same but with the charts beneath one another (it’s portrait format). The conversion used 7 of my 1500 free credits. To buy this at the smallest subscription would be a little less then $0.05.
Would be very easy to schedule. Not sure how flexible the export is for things like landscape though.
Thanks and appreciate the help!
We found an alternative solution as well which has works - if you go to Print the Dashboard, then create a PDF Preview. This has worked well so for now that’s what I’ll continue to do.
We may also create a branded header in Sketch and then overlay it so it looks more formal.