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Helper III
Helper III

Issue with Simple image and multiple selection

Hi, 

 

I'm building a dashboard that shows some information about countries that are chosen with a slicer. One of the visualizations I use is simple image, that takes an Image URL of the flag of the country I am selecting. This works perfectly when I'm only choosing one country, but when I choose more than one, the flag displayed corresponds to the first country selected. 

 

When I select more than one country, I'd like to show a default flag, or, if it is possible, no flag at all. 

 

Is this possible with Simple Image visualization? If it is not, is there any alternative visualization to use?

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Super User II
Super User II

Hi, I'm not quite sure about the visualizations that render pictures. You can try creating a measure with selectedvalue functions like this:

URL measure = SELECTEDVALUE( Table[URLColumn], "DefaultURLText" )

That way if you click more than one you can just specify the value for that case.

Hope it helps, 



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Helper III
Helper III

Hi,

Finally I came up with a solution. Simple Image doesn't allow measures, but Image by Cloudscope (https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/power-bi-visuals/WA200001985?tab=Overview) does. Thus, we can use a measure like the one proposed by @ibarrau :

 

 

flag_to_show=SELECTEDVALUE('Table[Column_with_url_to_image]',"default_url")

 

 Table[Column_with_url_to_image] is the column where we store the URL to the flag, and default_url is the image we want to show when more than one item is selected.

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Helper III
Helper III

Hi,

Finally I came up with a solution. Simple Image doesn't allow measures, but Image by Cloudscope (https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/power-bi-visuals/WA200001985?tab=Overview) does. Thus, we can use a measure like the one proposed by @ibarrau :

 

 

flag_to_show=SELECTEDVALUE('Table[Column_with_url_to_image]',"default_url")

 

 Table[Column_with_url_to_image] is the column where we store the URL to the flag, and default_url is the image we want to show when more than one item is selected.

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Super User II
Super User II

Hi, I'm not quite sure about the visualizations that render pictures. You can try creating a measure with selectedvalue functions like this:

URL measure = SELECTEDVALUE( Table[URLColumn], "DefaultURLText" )

That way if you click more than one you can just specify the value for that case.

Hope it helps, 



If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Happy to help!

LaDataWeb Blog


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Hi @ibarrau , before opening this thread I tried using a measure, but unfortunately Simple Image doesn't allow them 😞

Too bad. It sounds like you can try a dirty solution. Consider adding a new row as "1-Global" that will always be first. That way you can use the default image url for that row. Before publishing a report like this it might be a good idea to remove 1-Global from the countries slicer with a visual level filter. 

Hope this idea helps,



If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Happy to help!

LaDataWeb Blog


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