Downloading a visual as PNG file

Cloudera 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.

Cloudera recommends 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. Open a visual in Edit mode, click the (ellipsis) icon at the top of the interface and select Download as... > Image (png).

    A Generating the requested file message appears. Cloudera Data Visualization saves the current sheet to a PNG file.

  2. After the download is complete, open the default download folder on your computer.

    In this example, the generated filename (Table_Visual_20190207105500), has the following components:


    Same name as the dashboard


    Shows the date the file is created, in YYYYMMDD format


    Shows the time the file is created, in hhmmss format

    Cloudera Data Visualization renames sheets that have names with 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.