Chart: Image

Renders the chart as a base64-encoded image by scaling the chart to fit the specified dimensions.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Files.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Not supported.

HTTP request

GET /workbook/worksheets/{id|name}/charts/{name}/image
GET /workbook/worksheets/{id|name}/charts/{name}/image(width=640)
GET /workbook/worksheets/{id|name}/charts/{name}/image(width=640,height=480)
GET /workbook/worksheets/{id|name}/charts/{name}/image(width=640,height=480,fittingMode='fit')

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Workbook-Session-Id Workbook session Id that determines if changes are persisted or not. Optional.

Path parameters

In the request body, provide a JSON object with the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
height Int32 The desired height of the resulting image. Optional.
width Int32 The desired width of the resulting image. Optional.
fittingMode string The method used to scale the chart to the specified dimensions (if both height and width are set)." The possible values are: Fit, FitAndCenter, Fill.


If successful, this method returns 200 OK response code and base-64 image string in the response body.


Here is an example of how to call this API.


Here is an example of the request.


Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json;odata.metadata=minimal;odata.streaming=true

"value" : "base-64 chart image string"


You can display the base-64 string inside an HTML image tag: <img src="data:image/png;base64,{base-64 chart image string}/>.

For default behavior, use Image(width=0,height=0,fittingMode='fit'). Here is an example of a chart image returned with the default parameters.

Excel chart image with default height and width.

If you want to customize the display of the image, specify a height, width, and a fitting mode. Here is what the same chart image looks like if you retrieve it with these parameters: Image(width=500,height=500,fittingMode='Fill').

Excel chart image with default height and width.