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Anonymous
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copy visual as image

Hi all,

 

i need some help when trying to copy a visual as image. I know that a recent patch made it available, and its showing for me as an option. But when I select the option (and get the confirmation it was copied to clipboard), and try to paste, all I get is a data-table (looks like the legend for the visual i want to copy) and not the visual itself. Right mouse button gives me 3 paste options (keep source formatting, merge formatting, keep text only; paste as image is not available)


I've tried:

> updating to latest PBI DT version (2.80.5803.1061 64b)

> pasting in different target areas (outlook, word, powerpoint, no not-MS available though)

> following all steps described at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/visuals/power-bi-visualization-copy-paste, although the "copy icon" function remains invisible to me no matter what i do

Anyone got any ideas? 

Kind regards,

 

Ramon

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JohannTTG
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Just a add on:

- I have a really simple report - a report-internal data table  with 2 cols, values 1,2 3,4,5

- I bar chart on this table

- I published the report

- In app.powerbi.com I open the report, I use the header-icon to "copy the visual as image" and get a success

- Cntrl-V in Word / Powerpoint just inserts the title and some additional text information but not the bar chart itself

- If I look into the clibboard (Windows-V - has to be enabled before: https://www.howtogeek.com/671222/how-to-enable-and-use-clipboard-history-on-windows-10/) I just see the text, not the picture

- Copy / paste of pictures works fine for any other picture (e.g.from Facebook)

 

Any help is appreciated!

az38
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi @Anonymous 

link you are researching is for copy visual to other project or other place in the project as visual element of report

Copying visual as image are working only in Service according https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-copy-a-visual-as-an-image/


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Anonymous
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Hi @az38 , thanks for the quick reply. Despite trying to be very careful, the URL you posted is exactly the URL i wanted to paste. Apparently didnt pay enough attention when posting... Sorry for the inconvenience. Rest of the question remains the same:

 

If I compare the example given on that page with my own adventures, all I get when copy pasting is the data table. The graph is nowhere to be seen...

Any ideas?

 

R.

az38
Community Champion
Community Champion

@Anonymous 

what kind of visual do you try to copy?

If it is built-in visual is a reason to create an issue here https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/idb-p/Issues

If not, you will need to contact with visual authors, I think.

And make sure, you are trying to copy visual from Service, not from Desktop version


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Anonymous
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Hi @az38 ,

 

im trying to copy the simplest of pie charts, created from an equally simple data set :). And yes, i published it online and im trying to access it from there, not from the DT

 

R.

az38
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Community Champion

@Anonymous 

yes, I confirm. Maybe some authorization issue

@amitchandak @MFelix @Greg_Deckler can you help us?


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Hi,

are there any news concerning this issue? Very resently I run into the same problem ...

Best Regards

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