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Image URL in Power BI Desktop not refreshing

I get the pictures to show up correctly. However, if i replace the picture on my local webserver, the old picture is still the one shown in the visual. 


I have the following configuration in the report

  • website url for image on a local webserver (not local file path)
  • format column with url to "Image URL"

I've tried rebooting the webserver, refreshing the visual, saving the visual in a new name.


The only thing that seems to work is changing the actual URL to trigger an update

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Rebooting the computer forces a refresh, but should that really be necessary?

Hi @chribster,


I think this issue more related to local web server cache data, please clean up local cache and try again.


BTW, I test to create a dynamic image url column and it can refresh properly

Img =
VAR url1 = ""
VAR url2 = "xxxxx"
VAR url3 = "xxxxx"
VAR url4 = "xxxxx"
VAR url5 = "xxxxx"
VAR url6 = "xxxxx"
    SWITCH (
        INT ( SECOND ( NOW () ) / 10 ),
        1, url1,
        2, url2,
        3, url3,
        4, url4,
        5, url5,
        6, url6



Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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Just run the %temp%     ( C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp)  and delete all the temp files. Before doing above, please close the power bi desktop app.

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