I have images loaded in a SharePoint list that I want to display in a Power BI report. Hoping someone has seen this scenario:
Desktop: No issue to connect to the list and display data. Images show broken links which I expected. I'm not worried about this as there is no expectation to consume in the desktop.
Service: I upload the pbix file, connect SharePoint for refresh and can view the images in the report with no issue. Everything works perfectly.
IOS or Android App: Images will not load.
If the user switches to the mobile browser on iOS or Android there is no issue but I would really like this to work across all platforms.
Based on my test in Power BI app version 111655 on andriod and Power BI app version 13.8 in iphone, the image URL from SharePoint list can display fine. In your scenario, please run the same mobile version as ours.
By the way, the Power BI desktop used to create pbix file is also the latest version 2.49.4831.521 64-bit (August 2017).
Thank you very much for your response. One question: Are the images you are using public or are they restricted to the organization in SharePoint. In my case, the images are restricted to members of the SharePoint site. Will this affect the result?
My images are displaying fine via the browser on all devices.
The app versions are: Android 111680, IPAD 13.9 and Desktop 2.49.4831.521 64-bit (August 2017).
The image test in my environment come from Internet:
You can try the same images in your scenario to see if the issue happens.
I don't think the issue related to the permission to view image in SharePoint, as dataset owner already enter credential for the SharePoint list data source in Power BI service, any one view the report use the same credential to access the SharePoint list.
There is no issue displaying images from public sources such as the web. I am able to display the images you used on both apps with no issue.
The issue is displaying images that are stored on SharePoint online and the issue only occurs in the apps. The PowerBI users have access to both the PowerBI workspace and the SharePoint site we are using.
I can reproduce this issue on my side. I have reported it internally, will let you know if get any information.
Please see below response from PG team:
Hi all, this seems a bit surprising (not to say shocking) to see it's almost impossible to show pictures from from url linked SPO to or OneDrive knowing that 1- Power BI is designed to be visual (and what's more visual than a picture?), 2- SPO or OneDrive are Microsoft tools commonly used in business environement... Are developpers working at solving this issue or is it here to stay? Thx a lot from your feedback!
I do not intend to jump on to your conversation. But I am facing an issue while displaying the images from the Resctricted/Internal Sharepoint location. I have 4 images to be displayed based on the conditions based on the data in the table visual. My URL shows broken icon and doesnt display the images. Is there any options I need to check. I have been trying to find the solution for a while but cant find anything.
Thanks in Advance !
Visit our Community Blog for articles, guides, and information created by fellow community members.
Need help with the Power BI Community? Our 'Using the Community' support articles are a great place to start.
Innovate, Collaborate, Grow. The top training and networking event across the globe for Microsoft Business Applications
Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021