Unable to display image URL which includes URL parameter when using Image Role

Published: 01 May 2023
Last Modified Date: 23 Jun 2023


There are image hosting services that can change image size or file format using URL parameters.

If you try to view an image in "Image Role" using a URL with URL parameter like the following, you will see the same image as without the URL parameter, or the image does not appear at all.

Example: ""
User-added image
*The actual image is retrieved by this URL ""


  • Tableau Desktop 2022.4.0, 2022.4.1, 2022.4.2, or 2023.1


  • Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2022.4.3+, 2023.1.2 or newer.
  • If not able to upgrade, change the URL to one that does not require a URL parameter.


Image roles in certain versions of Tableau Desktop do not support URL parameters. 

The product was updated in the May 2023 releases of Tableau Desktop.  
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