Downloading a visual as PNG file

CDP Data Visualization enables you to save a screenshot of a visual as a .png file. The filename is the same as the name of the dashboard, and has a timestamp specifying the date and time when the file is created.

We recommend this method rather than using a desktop tool, because it handles visuals that are very long or very wide, and do not fit on the screen.

The following steps demonstrate how to save a visual as a *.png file.

  1. In Visual Designer's Edit mode, when editing a visual, click the (ellipsis) icon at the top of the interface, and then click Download as..., and select Image (png) from the secondary menu.
    Selecting the (ellipsis) icon at the top of the interface, clicking Download as..., and then selecting Image (png) from the secondary menu.

    Alternatively, when editing the visual,

  2. A Generating the requested file message appears.
  3. After the download is complete, open the default download folder on your computer. CDP Data Visualization saves the current sheet to a *.png file.

    In our example, the generated filename, Table_Visual_20190207105500, has the following components:

    Table_Visual

    Same name as the dashboard

    20190207

    Signifies the date the file is created, in YYYYMMDD format

    105500

    Signifies the time the file is created, in hhmmss format

    Note that Arcadia Enterprise renames sheets with names that contain characters not supported by the file system. For example, for the sheet Table/Visual, it generates the file as Table_Visual_xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.png, replacing the forward-slash (ASCII #47) character with an underscore (ASCII #95) character.

    Displaying the visual as a *.png file, file name, same as the name of the visual, and the timestamp specifying the date and time when the file is created.