Printing & Exporting Reports

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There are many reasons you might want to print or export a report out of Brightmetrics. You might be sharing it with someone who doesn't need access to Brightmetrics. Or you might want to get it into a format in which you can perform further calculations or analysis. The information below will show you all the ways in which you can get data out of Brightmetrics should you need to.

Brightmetrics allows you to export reports in any of three different formats.

PDF - This universally recognized format is great for passing around a report among different stakeholders. However, it is limited if you a) think you might need to manipulate the report further, or b) have a report that will not fit on a letter-sized document. Brightmetrics does its best to fit your PDF report on a letter-sized page (even automatically switching from portrait to landscape and narrowing columns if necessary). But if there are too many columns on the report, the PDF format will clip the remaining columns.
XLS - This is the native Excel format. Brightmetrics formats the XLS report to look good when opened in Excel. All subtotal and total groupings are maintained. Use this format if you want to be able to open the report in Excel, but you won't be doing much additional manipulation.
CSV - This is a generic, unformatted layout that can be imported into Excel or many other data toolsets. Fewer header rows and total fields are present here. This is the format to use if you intend to perform additional manipulation of the data.

 Printing & Exporting Reports from Charts: 


When you drill down into a chart (by using the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of every chart), you can modify the pivot table view there on the fly. You can save this view so whenever you go back into the drill-down view on this chart, you have the same data view. 
You can also build this table to have whatever data you require and then you can print it or export it in one or all of the various file formats. 
Clicking on the Export button will automatically export this table view in the format you choose, and the Print button will bring up a Print View of the table:
At the top of the print view page, you can select Print, but you can also choose to export Excel (xls), PDF, or CSV file.

Printing & Exporting from Reports:

Once you’ve run a report from the Reports page, you can print and export it by clicking on the Print button located above the report.  Or, by choosing the 3 dots menu you can drop into the options and choose Print, Preview, or Export:
From the Print Preview page, you will also see the options to Print and Export at the top of the page.
To export and print cradle-to-grave reports, you can select Export to PDF on the top of the cradle-to-grave report which will export to it to a PDF you can print from; this will give you the entire cradle-to-grave report as well as an individual page for each leg with details around Segment Start, and End Times, Media Type, Purpose, etc.
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