How do I Import an Image to #WatsonAnalytics from IBM Box?

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How do I Import an Image to #WatsonAnalytics from IBM Box?

Question:

I am attempting to add an Image Widget to my Watson Analytics Display Dashboard using an image stored on IBM Box and I am receiving one of the following errors: “This type of media is not supported” or “The image URL is not valid”. How can I add an image to my Watson Analytics Display Dashboard that is stored on IBM Box?

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Solution:

The standard ‘Share Link’ that IBM Box generates is not a valid image URL that can be used with the Watson Analytics image Widget.

An IBM Box direct link to the image can be used with the Watson Analytics image Widget.  To obtain a useable direct link to the image from IBM Box, use the following steps.

1. Login to IBM Box and navigate to your stored image.

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2. Click the ‘Share’ button beside the image you would like to import to Watson Analytics. The dialog box will display a Shared link for the image .  Confirm the default ACCESS TYPE to “People with the link”.

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3. After the ACCESS TYPE is set, click the Settings icon just above the Copy button to open the Shared Link Settings. Click the Direct Link Copy button.

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4. Return to the Watson Analytics Dashboard image Widget and paste in the copied link and press enter. The image will then appear on the Watson Analytics Dashboard.

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More information:

Please review the following Watson Analytics documentation regarding Adding images and shapes.

You may access your instance of IBM Box here.