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Export Power BI Report and embed as image in the body of email using Power Automate/Logic apps

Please follow below steps to Export PowerBI Report as png image and embed it in the body section of the email.  Login to Power Automate or Logic apps in azure to perform the following


1. Create a flow as below in power automate and I have used "When a new email arrives" as a trigger for the next step.


2. Export to file for Power BI Reports:

Select the respective workspace, report and export format. In this case we need to select export format as PNG and the page name should be the report section of the page in the PowerBI service and it can be retrieved in PowerBI service.


3. Initialize a variable :

Add this action to your flow, and give any name for the variable and choose "String" as type. Follow the below steps for the value part

3.1- Type "<img src="data&colon;image/png;base64, " alt="GG" />" in the value section.


3.2- Place your cursor between "base64," and " " " in the value section and then click Expression and type ".$content". 


3.3 - Now click dynamic content and move your cursor before .$content and select file content( output from step 2) and click ok , it will be as below. 


3.4- Content will be updated in the value section as below


4. Select Send an email action to send email , and in the body section click on add dynamic content and add the variable which was created in step 3 as below


5. PowerBI Report image will be embedded in body section of the email as below.



Happy to help and happy automating 🙂 





Helper I
Helper I

Hi @Rajesh1093,


I used the solution that you have provided. Only one problem: The image is not showing. It is coming like this:


Your help is highly appreciated.

Frequent Visitor

I used a similar solution, the problem I have now is that the image is too big and gets cropped. Any ideas on how to resize the image size in the email body?

Super User
Super User

Note that there is a string length limit on Base64 strings. Your approach will only work for very small attachments.

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