Downloading Visuals as PNG Files

Arcadia Instant 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.

Availability Notes:
  • This feature is available only when thumbnails are enabled. See Enabling Snapshots and Thumbnails.
  • For snapshots of custom JS visuals, we support only ECMA Script 5 for Javascript.
  • Arcadia Instant does not support PNG download on the Windows platform.

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. Arcadia Instantsaves 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.