How to put images in calc fields

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Podio Calculation field makes use of Markdown features, so we are free to use them.

One of those features is to put an image from the internet in a Calculation field. We will use the following syntax;

! [ text ] ( webAddressForImage )

text can be anything, it is not taken into account at all. It may as well be omitted.

Just copy paste the following code to a Calculation field:

@Text ? “![](https://files.podio.com/200896956)” : ”

/* ——————————————————————————————————-

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———————————————————————————————————– */

 

And replace the @Text with any text field of your app. We just include a redundant @Text, in order to make calc field work. You can replace the web address: https://files.podio.com/200896956 with one of your own. It should be an image web address.

 

Thus, the following changes in “Modify Template”:

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give us the following result:

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If this doesn’t work, check if you can access the web address via your browser. Sometimes image URL is a Podio uploaded image that you may not have access to.

Tip: You can find the web-address of an image if you hover on this image and look at the left bottom on your screen (for Windows). Be careful, it could be a link.

Still not working? There should not been any space characters between “!”, “[ ]” and “( )”.

Another thing that may cause trouble is the web-image. Try to download an image that you store by yourself on Podio, DropBox etc.

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