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
- 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
Alternatively, when editing the visual,
- A Generating the requested file message appears.
After the download is complete, open the default download folder on your computer. CDP
Data Visualization saves the current sheet to a
In our example, the generated filename,
Table_Visual_20190207105500, has the following components:
Same name as the dashboard
Signifies the date the file is created, in
Signifies the time the file is created, in
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.