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Graphic Images Into PowerBI visualization

How can Pictures can be uploaded into PowerBI visualization?
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Microsoft PolnerT
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Re: Graphic Images Into PowerBI visualization

If you create a Power View report in Excel, you can upload that datamodel and report into Power BI. The images in your Power View report can be pinned to your dashboard as well.... Or at least that is how I put pictures there. I guess there will be some easier way as well with new features coming out.

 

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Microsoft PolnerT
Microsoft

Re: Graphic Images Into PowerBI visualization

If you create a Power View report in Excel, you can upload that datamodel and report into Power BI. The images in your Power View report can be pinned to your dashboard as well.... Or at least that is how I put pictures there. I guess there will be some easier way as well with new features coming out.

 

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regbac Frequent Visitor
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Re: Graphic Images Into PowerBI visualization

Hi,

 

the only way I know of is via a SQL Server table and a Power Pivot model.

1 -Create a table to store your images with a column of varbinary(max) type.

 

2 - In PowerPivot on the Advanced tab choose the appropriate data category.

 

now you should be able to use images for visualization

 

Cheers

 

Régis 

Re: Graphic Images Into PowerBI visualization

Additional ways to add images are on the way. Check out User Voice https://support.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi

to see what teams are actively building and submit ideas.

 

Thanks

Jen Underwood
Principal Program Manager, BI
andre
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Re: Graphic Images Into PowerBI visualization

3 things to point out:

  1. If you are trying to have your company logo or something like that, you can use Power View in Excel to create your report  and upload it to Power BI
  2. You can have images loaded as binary data into your Power Pivot / Designer model from either a table or folder and then they can be rendered inside a table or carousel control (a quick web search will find a number of tutorials on how to do that)
  3. What is severely missing right now is ability to only store the links to images in the model and being able to render them in PowerBI.com. This functionality works great in Excel and SharePoint on premise but for some reason it does not work in PowerBI.com

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