This method provides an executive summary PDF for managed hosting services.


This method will return a PDF of the specified report, with the specified period within the start and end dates. The pdfType must be one of ‘snapshot’, or ‘historical’. Possible historicalType parameters are ‘monthly’, ‘yearly’, and ‘quarterly’. Start and end dates should be in ISO 8601 date format.


Name Type Description
pdfType string type of PDF report: snapshot, historical
historicalType string type of historical report: monthly, yearly, quarterly
startDate string start date of the historical report
endDate string end date of the historical report

Required Headers

  • authenticate

Return Values

  • binary data

Error Handling

  • Throws

SoftLayer_Exception, ‘Unable to load a valid order PDF.’, if there is a problem validating the generated PDF.

  • Throws

SoftLayer_Exception_Public, ‘Invalid Pdf Type provided.’, if the type provided is not ‘snapshot’ or ‘historical’.