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On-premise PBI Report Server : Paginated Reports dynamic Images



My question: Does anyone know if it is possible to have a central store of images on the PBI Report Server which can be dynamically referenced within a paginated report image using an external image source url?


I've just started report migration of SSRS 2008 R2 reports on to our on-premise Power Bi Report Server. The SSRS 2008r2 reports on the old on prem server run in intergrated mode with a sharepoint site. Images are stored on the sharepoint site and referanced in the SSRS reports as an external image using a URL stored in a sql table. This allows us to have a central store of images which could be updated in a single location and would feed into all of the reports on the report server. 




When i have tried to replicate this on the PBI Report Server I can’t get the images to render. If I select an image source of external and supply a direct url path for an image stored on the PBI Report Server the image is blank when the report renders. The only way I have been successful in using dynamic images is by creating a binary value in a SQL database, converting to base64, which can then be reference in the image as a database value.




Currently on PBIRS Version 15.0.1105.195 which i know is a few releases behind. I have downloaded 15.0.1107.165 to update to. 

I've been through various forums and not had any luck at finding a solution.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 



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Hi @Gdawg41 ,


I can't seem to reproduce your problem, try to refer to the following document to see if it helps you.

URL parameters in paginated reports - Power BI Report Builder - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

Add an external image to a paginated report - Microsoft Report Builder & Power BI Report Builder | M...

Image use guidance for paginated reports - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

Looking forward to your feedback.

Best Regards,

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