Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Fabric is Generally Available. Browse Fabric Presentations. Work towards your Fabric certification with the Cloud Skills Challenge.

Not applicable

Unable to display Images

I'm fairly new to Power BI and have been trundling along just fine until now. I'm after soem help with what I think is probably a simple fix...


I'm trying to get a simple table to return an image when the appropriate selection is made in the slicer. Essentially I have a small table (produced using MS Excel) comprising of two columns. Column A contains the name of a number of company departments, Column B contains the image URL of the org strtcture for that department. However depsite trying many things over many hours I can't get it to return a thing even though the filter is working okay.


So far I have tried:

  • Alternative image hosting: ImgBB, One Drive, even using google images with known good urls
  • Alternative image format: jpg, png, even Base64 (Base64 was the most promising as it displayed around 10% of the image - however I dont think the cell could hold enough characters so only part of the image was displayed)
  • Ensuring the column is formatted correctly in Power BI (formatted as Image URL)
  • Alternative image visualisation tools

The net effect being that nothing works. All I'm getting in all cases except Base64 is a standard image icon appearing where the image should be. I'm beginning to think that there's some kind of blocking of external URLs within Power BI stopping all external references from returning.


Any thoughts?


Community Support
Community Support

Hi , @Anonymous 

Please  make sure the url  is correct and you have set image permission.


You may check if  the following posts help.






Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Eason
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.


Super User
Super User
Not applicable

...thanks also for taking the time to share those other threads. I have been through them all and a number of others but for some reason the solutions dont work for me.

Not applicable

Hi, many thanks for taking the time to reply. Yes the images load correctly when the url is pasted into the browser. The plot thickens...

Super User
Super User

have you tried publishing to your company could have some blocks on desktop. Do maps load properly in your desktop?

Please @mention me in your reply if you want a response.

Copying DAX from this post? Click here for a hack to quickly replace it with your own table names

Has this post solved your problem? Please Accept as Solution so that others can find it quickly and to let the community know your problem has been solved.
If you found this post helpful, please give Kudos C

I work as a Microsoft trainer and consultant, specialising in Power BI and Power Query.

Not applicable

Hi Allison, thanks so much for taking the time to reply.


Yes I tried that this morning and the result is just the same. It's absolutely puzzling...

Hi , @Anonymous 

Could you please tell me whether your problem has been solved?
If it is,  please mark the helpful replies or add your reply as Answered to close this thread.
It will help other community members easily find the solution when they get the similar issue.

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Eason

Helpful resources

PBI November 2023 Update Carousel

Power BI Monthly Update - November 2023

Check out the November 2023 Power BI update to learn about new features.

Community News

Fabric Community News unified experience

Read the latest Fabric Community announcements, including updates on Power BI, Synapse, Data Factory and Data Activator.

Dashboard in a day with date

Exclusive opportunity for Women!

Join us for a free, hands-on Microsoft workshop led by women trainers for women where you will learn how to build a Dashboard in a Day!

Power BI Fabric Summit Carousel

The largest Power BI and Fabric virtual conference

130+ sessions, 130+ speakers, Product managers, MVPs, and experts. All about Power BI and Fabric. Attend online or watch the recordings.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors