Suggestion: Allow picture urls to be string or calculated columns

Jan 3, 2011 at 9:18 PM

While it makes sense to limit the image url to 'Url' type columns, I can imagine some scenarios where it may make be nice to allow the picture url to be a calculated string column.  For example, imagine a Reporting Services report that outputs images to a document library using a data-driven subscription.  Reporting Services can output image files to a library, but not metadata.  So, you may end up with one 'picture' library, and one sharepoint custom list containing metadata.  The metadata list could contain a calculated column that output a string like "http://site/imagelibrary/reportimage[id].png", and the pivotviewer webpart could use this column as its image url.  Unfortunately, you can't output calculated columns as urls (as far as I know), so this scenario would only be possible if the web part allowed choosing calculated string columns as image urls.

I _think_ the only change necessary to support this would to be in ddlList_SelectedIndexChanged...

Jan 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Hello danroot,

I study this feature for a next release,

thanks for feedback