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thomasreick
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Visual to display Images with fast rendering time (<2 secs)

Hello there,

 actually I am struggling on this, but do not get a satisfying result. Perhaps there are some best-practice ideas on how to handle....

 

  • We have developed some reports to be shown on a dashboard
    • Why a dashboard? Highly flexible in adding/removing topics and beyond-workspace use of published reports
  • The overall dashboard contains 19 (self produced images), dashboards underneath between 1 and 4 of these pictures
    • User should be guided by small images representing the topic (png / svg format) and to increase the recognition value.
  • All images are stored in a Sharepoint-Folder
  • Power BI Desktop Version is September 2022

 

Issue is on the following:

  • loading pictures from Sharepoint to Dashboard-Tiles works fine, but security settings need to be fixed (no right on the sharepoint folder =  no picture displayed)
  • Integrating pictures in PBI not possible for SVG-images (Format not listed in File Dialog)
  • Integrating picture s in PNG-Format
    • requires base64 conversion but faces limit-issue in leght of resulting string (some pics >32766 characters) 
  • Which visual should be used to display images?
    • Either not certified (Simple Image) , blocked by IT-Admin.
    • Image Pro w. multiple Image ~ 200 € p.a. abonnement, no experience/idea of rendering-speed.
  • Actually I am 'abusing' the Charticulator Visual to display a picture (SVG-Picture, Charticulator can, PBI cannot), but the rendering time is extreeeemly slow while rendering all the 19 images to the dashboard.
    • Solution works for only a few images, but not for 19.
  • On top we face different results on different Browser or within Teams which makes the above mentioned concept unstable, but this will be adressed to the IT-Admin.

 

Do you know a fast and low price / no price but ntl. recommendable visual to use for this?

 

Thanks to everyone giving a hint.

Have a nice weekend.

 

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

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lbendlin
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Integrating pictures in PBI not possible for SVG-images (Format not listed in File Dialog)
Integrating picture s in PNG-Format
requires base64 conversion but faces limit-issue in leght of resulting string (some pics >32766 characters) 

 

I would challenge that.

Chris Webb's BI Blog: Storing Large Images In Power BI Datasets Chris Webb's BI Blog (crossjoin.co.u...

 

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lbendlin
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Super User

Integrating pictures in PBI not possible for SVG-images (Format not listed in File Dialog)
Integrating picture s in PNG-Format
requires base64 conversion but faces limit-issue in leght of resulting string (some pics >32766 characters) 

 

I would challenge that.

Chris Webb's BI Blog: Storing Large Images In Power BI Datasets Chris Webb's BI Blog (crossjoin.co.u...

 

Hello lbendlin,

thank you very much.

This soluton is highly recommendable, thank you for getting me this valuable hint.

I have heard of this before but was not sure on performance,  hearing about 'chunk & concatenex'.

But this works fine for all the PNG designed.

Once more, thank you very much.

Thomas

 

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