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Local Images Do Not Display in a Web Page Object


Published: 12 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 15 Jan 2020

Issue

A workbook has a URL Action which uses "file:///" as the URL to open local image files. The URL action worked in earlier versions, but not with Tableau Desktop.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Upload the image file(s) to a web server or online image hosting, and modify the URL action to point to the file online. 


 

Cause

For security reasons, Tableau will only display web pages (http/https protocol) in a Web page zone within a dashboard. 
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