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Populating webi reports with images downloaded live from external sites

I'm writing applications to create different visualizations of my data, and would like the resulting images to show up in webi reports. Specifically, the application that draws the visualization will be deployed to the same java application server as webi. Users will open a normal webi report which will contain something like an HTML <img href="#myhref" /> tag, where #myhref will be a link to a page in my web application that draws a visualization.; Is such a thing possible, and if so, how? Many thanks, in advance.

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    Posted on Jun 16, 2008 at 03:06 PM

    Hello, You can tag cells as image URLs or HTML depending on your need. Of course HTML will only render in the HTML viewers and not in the Java Report Panel/Rich Client as they are not HTML parsers. These properties are found by selecting the cell, going to the properties and selecting "Read contents as" "Image URL" or "HTML". Hope this helps...

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    Posted on Jun 16, 2008 at 03:39 PM

    Ooo... neat 😊 Is there some way I can generate the text of the URL dynamically, based on variables in the report? I'd like to pass parameters to the application building the images so that it knows what data to draw a picture of.

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      Nevermind... I think I got it. I created a SQL query that would return the URL I wanted (something like SELECT 'http://server/context?param1=' || field1 || '&param2=' || field2 FROM table", and then modified the resulting cell to be read as an Image URL.

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