In this post I’ll show how you can add images to a table in Google Data Studio.
After some thinking I decided to do something a bit fun with these images, and use them to display the album covers of the Prodigy. Each image is based on a link to the album cover image filed on Wikipedia.
How to add Images to a table in Google Data Studio
This was the Album title, Release Date, number of UK sales, the AllMusic Rating and (importantly for this post) the Image URL.
I then added my table as a data source to a new Data Studio report.
The next step is to create the Image field that we want to have.
The formula for this is fairly simple:
IMAGE(Image URL, [Alternative Text])
Image URL – a field or expression that evaluates to a URL.
Alternative Text – (optional) a field or expression that evaluates to Text.
For our Prodigy post, we’ll use a formula like this:
Therefore the image will be based on the link to the album cover, and the alternative text will be the Album name.
Now that we’ve created our Image dimension our data should look this this:
We can then go into our presentation and add a table with the data set up like this:
And then our table should look something like what is shown below.
Hope this was useful!