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Allow Images stored on authenticated Sharepoint and Onedrive in Dashboards

Amazed/Appalled that this is explicitly not supported.

The company I work for are a full Office 365 E5 subscriber and use all the Microsoft tools.

It seems that Power BI does not allow images stored on Sharepoint and Onedrive (unless they are shared anonymously which the business doesn't allow for security reasons)

At this link under images:
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-add-a-widget-to-a-dashboard/#add-an-image

It says, "Say you want your company logo on your dashboard, or some other image. You'll need to save the image file online and link to it. Make sure special credentials aren't required to access the image file. For example, OneDrive and SharePoint require authentication, so images stored there can't be added to a dashboard this way."

Worse, it is not fully "not supported" as it works perfectly fine in everything except IE. If I use "get link" from sharepoint on an image, it shows correctly in all browsers except for IE10. This means we are unable to put any images on any of our dashboards which is a pretty embarrassing conversation with our senior managers/directors that Microsofts own service doesn't work with other Microsoft services.

Surely this can't be that hard to just make this work in IE and job is done?

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  • Oliver Connell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really need this for our dashboards, all file hosting platforms are blocked so this would be the only solution for us.

  • Beth Hall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With Microsoft making PowerBI such a cornerstone, this issue really needs to be addressed. By not allowing us to specify anonymous permissions at the folder level, or fixing this some other way, the functionality is limited.
    I would like to extend a Power BI dashboard to Cortana, but will need to compromise what is delivered there because SP images cannot be displayed outside SharePoint.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, this needs to be fixed. The only way I can get the images to display is to embed the Power Bi in the SharePoint site, so the user opens it there instead.

  • Aaron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely agree. This needs to be fixed. While a work-around is possible, having to manage an one-off/unstructured work-around in a team isn't very wise in the long run; stuff gets missed. However, it's tough to show Marketing Campaign performance (for example) without showing the creative that was used.... which means we're forced back into a workaround for image display like our personal OneDrive accounts. So, get a solution for this, please. PBI is an exceptional product but we need to fix the misses.

  • Pramoda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has to be fixed. We are unable to add images from Business OneDrive/SharePoint to Power Bi Dashboard.
    From Personal OneDrive/public URLs, it is working fine

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