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ChrisBirmele New Member
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Clicking a file:// URL doesn't work

My dataset contains a column with a hyperlink to jpg image files (see pic below), but clicking the hyperlink doesn't open the file.  Pasting the same path into a browser or File Explorer works just fine.

 

PS: I am doing all this in PowerBi desktop, haven't published to the service yet.

 

Any idea what I am doing wrong?

 

 

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Moderator Eric_Zhang
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Re: Clicking a file:// URL doesn't work


@ChrisBirmele wrote:

My dataset contains a column with a hyperlink to jpg image files (see pic below), but clicking the hyperlink doesn't open the file.  Pasting the same path into a browser or File Explorer works just fine.

 

PS: I am doing all this in PowerBi desktop, haven't published to the service yet.

 

Any idea what I am doing wrong?

 

 

image.JPG

 

 

 


@ChrisBirmele

See the limitation in official blog .

If you want to use file URLs, there are some limitations. They will not open in the Power BI Desktop, only in web browsers. For most browsers, you will need to right click on the link, copy the link address, and paste the URL in a new tab. 



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Moderator Eric_Zhang
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Re: Clicking a file:// URL doesn't work


@ChrisBirmele wrote:

My dataset contains a column with a hyperlink to jpg image files (see pic below), but clicking the hyperlink doesn't open the file.  Pasting the same path into a browser or File Explorer works just fine.

 

PS: I am doing all this in PowerBi desktop, haven't published to the service yet.

 

Any idea what I am doing wrong?

 

 

image.JPG

 

 

 


@ChrisBirmele

See the limitation in official blog .

If you want to use file URLs, there are some limitations. They will not open in the Power BI Desktop, only in web browsers. For most browsers, you will need to right click on the link, copy the link address, and paste the URL in a new tab. 



rvgfox Frequent Visitor
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Re: Clicking a file:// URL doesn't work

In the service it doesn't work too

 

Ramon

vasanthilatha Frequent Visitor
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Re: Clicking a file:// URL doesn't work

Hey, Is there any update available where by click on the local folder link it shoul open it inthe browser automatically??

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