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Header doesn't accept images where a path has an ampersand "&"

This error may be encountered and replicated when you are using an image in the reporting "Header" tool where the path contains an "&". Yes this is rare, but possible and sometimes you want to keep the path, but can't update the path name. If you select the image in a path with an "&", then you'll get an error similar to the following:

 

Error: Report Header (36): The Action "Update Image Tool" has an error: ParseError: Unterminated entity reference, 'D' at line 2 and column 19
while processing "Action_UpdateRawXml"

 

A discussion began in 2016 on this topic:
Solved: Insert Image in Report Header: ParseError: Untermi... - Alteryx Community

3 Comments
CristonS
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

hi @CharltonFranklin thanks for your feedback! Has this been submitted to Customer Support as a defect?

CharltonFranklin
7 - Meteor

@CristonS No, I didn't realize that there was a separate defect reporting process. I thought that ideas were both defects and enhancements.

CristonS
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

No worries, we want to hear all the things! We're trying to lean away from reporting defects in this particular location, but the truth of the matter is that you will get a response much faster going through Support. Plus, this defect should be fixed regardless of PM interest as a feature. Please also include the link to the 2016 discussion topic. Good luck!