Data Model Image (Binary) Support in Reports
I was all excited today that I was finally able to get images (binary) files loaded into my power query in the Power BI Designer. This took a bit getting around the Privacy settings and bugs, but the latest release of the Power BI Designer made it possible. Unfortunately now that I have the binary data and images available in my model I can't do anything with them:'( I want to use them like I can in Power View for Tile By and Datacards... Help!!!
Todd Chittenden commented
Totally agree. People are VISUAL, after all, that's why we're creating VISUALizations. So why can't we use an image in Power BI Desktop? How about it Design team? It's been a year since this item has gone up and no comment? Can't believe it doesn't have more votes.
Not on my own, I also have the same issue with loading binary in power bi specifically for the new chiclet slicer. help please...
Ivan Bondarenko commented
Loaded colleague's thumbnailphoto from Active Directory as binary images to data model but couldn't find way to visualize them
The new Chiclet Slicer is really impressive ... but you need to be able to load the Binary files to the Data Model!
In dashboards, would be very useful to filter by an item (country, employee) and obtain a specific image (flag, employee id photo).
I am still struggling. I have created sample Table with Varcbinary(max) data type also Image data type in table. Load images in that table but when i attached to power query pic not shown just show Binary. can you please help me on this matter.
Kyle Harwood commented
Ability to upload pictures into Excel or PowerBI without having to pull them in from SQL Server. Also, ability to point to any SharePoint list and display pictures in PowerBI. Also point to pictures stored in SharePoint list. Pictures greatly enhance the user experience and their should be an easier way to get pictures into the Excel and PowerBI.
Add images to data models and use in powerBI designer for tiling etc,