Export to PDF

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Overview

If you would like to export table reports, Gantt charts, Gauge charts, or dashboard pages to PDF or if you would like to send regular emails with dashboards as PDF attachments, then you need to install the headless Google Chrome browser on your Jira server (see the alternative for Windows below). eazyBI will use Google Chrome on the server to convert eazyBI web pages to PDF files.

Install Microsoft's Core Fonts

To get the best looking PDF export, eazyBI needs mscorefonts package.

Linux

Install the mscorefonts package on your server. Here is an example of how to do it on Ubuntu and RedHat.

Ubuntu

The mscorefonts package is available in the main repository:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

RedHat

The mscorefonts package should be installed from its home page as described there.

yum install curl cabextract xorg-x11-font-utils fontconfig
rpm -i https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/mscorefonts2/rpms/msttcore-fonts-installer-2.6-1.noarch.rpm

SuSe

#Installing mstt fonts
sudo zypper install msttcore-fonts 

Install Google Chrome on the server

Linux

Install the google-chrome-stable package on your server. Here are examples of how to do it on Ubuntu and RedHat.

Ubuntu

Install from the Google Chrome repository.

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
echo 'deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

RedHat

Enable Google YUM repository:

cat << EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome - \$basearch
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/\$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
EOF

Install the package:

yum install google-chrome-stable

SuSe

#Installing chrome
sudo zypper addrepo http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 Google-Chrome
sudo zypper refresh
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
sudo rpm --import linux_signing_key.pub
sudo zypper install --no-confirm google-chrome-stable 


Windows

Download and install Google Chrome for Windows. Please ensure that you have version 62 or later.

As an alternative on the Windows server, the Microsoft Edge 79 (or newer, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge) can be used instead of Google Chrome. In such a case specify the location of the msedge.exe file as described in the troubleshooting section below.

macOS

If you have your local Jira Server on macOS then also just download and install the Google Chrome for macOS. Please ensure that you have version 62 or later.


Restart eazyBI

After you have installed Google Chrome please disable and re-enable eazyBI app from Jira Administration / Manage Add-ons.

During the startup, eazyBI will detect installed Google Chrome and will start to use it for PDF exports. Please visit any dashboard page and try to export it to PDF.

Troubleshooting

If you see an error message "Google Chrome is not found on the server" then you can try to specify the path to it manually via advanced settings:

[google_chrome]
location = '/usr/bin/google-chrome'

If you have any problems with PDF export after Google Chrome is installed then check:

  • System Administration / System Events page and see if you have any errors there.
  • Check eazybi-web.log file from the Troubleshooting page.

Please download eazyBI log files from the Troubleshooting page and send them to eazyBI support if you need help with solving PDF export problems.

If you see an error message Unable to connect [localhost:9250] then it probably means that Google Chrome failed to start.

  • It could fail to start if you are trying to start the process using user root, try to use a different user.
  • It could fail to start if you are using docker, then you can override the default security profile with  --security-opt seccomp=unconfined please check Docker docs for more information on security profiles.