Display images in a table, matrix, or slicer in a report

A good way to enhance your reports is to add images to them. Static images on the page are good for some purposes. But sometimes you want images that relate to the data in your report. This topic teaches you how to display images in a table, matrix, slicer, or multi-row card.

URL images in a table

Add images to your report

  1. Create a column with the URLs of the images. See Considerations later in this article for requirements.

  2. Select that column. On the Column tools ribbon, for Data category, select Image URL.

    Set Data category to Image URL

  3. Add the column to a table, matrix, slicer, or multi-row card.

    Slicer with images

Add images from OneDrive

Images in your report need to be anonymously accessible. On OneDrive, you may be able to get an embed code that points directly to them.

  1. On your OneDrive site, open an image and select More options (...) > Embed.

    Select More options > Embed.

  2. Select Generate.

    Select Generate.

  3. Copy the URL and paste it in the Image URL column.

    Copy the URL.

Add images from OneDrive for Business

Your organization may not allow displaying images stored on OneDrive for Business. If they do allow it, follow these steps.

  1. In OneDrive for Business, open an image and select View original.
  2. Copy the URL that generates.
  3. Select Anyone with the link to generate a sharing link that anyone can view, so that it has anonymous access set. Select Anyone with the link to generate a sharing link that anyone can view.

Considerations

  • The image needs to be in one of these file formats: .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, or .svg
  • The URL needs to be anonymously accessible, not on a site that requires a sign-in, such as SharePoint. However, if images are hosted on SharePoint or OneDrive, you may be able to get an embed code that points directly to them.

Next steps

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