View: display an image instead of a string in a column

You can replace the name of an object in a view with an image using text mode. You can also add a link to the image that can open the object it replaces.

Images appear in their actual resolution so try to use small images.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*

Request to modify a view

Plan to modify a report

Access level configurations*

Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, Calendars to modify a report

Edit access to Filters, Views, Groupings to modify a view


If you still don’t have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to a report

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Example: Replace the name of a project in a project view with an image:

  1. Upload an image to a web site or server external of Adobe Workfront. You must be able to access the image using your web browser.

    note tip
    • Every browser type is different but all are capable of displaying URLs.
    • Avoid using images that are uploaded to Workfront. Because images stored in Workfront are not publicly available and have an access key that expires after a period of time, these images stop displaying in the view over time.
    • An image saved on your computer does not have an inherent URL. Find a site that provides image hosting and host your image there. Your organization might already have such a site.
  2. Using your web browser, go to the image that you saved.

  3. Obtain the image’s URL by doing the following:

    1. Right-click and select Copy image location, or Get link, depending on your browser. You now have the URL for that specific image and can paste it from your clipboard.
    2. Ensure that everyone with that link has permissions to view the image by just going to the link and they don’t need a login to access it.
  4. Go to a project, click the More menu next to the name of the project, then click Edit.

  5. In the URL field, add the link to the image.

  6. Navigate to a project view in a list or report and customize the view.

  7. Click the header of the column for the Project Name, then click Switch to Text Mode.

  8. Add the following code to the column to the existing code:

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    displayname=Link Project
    code language-none Project
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    The image you selected replaces the Project Name in the project view and the image is a link to the project.

  9. Click Save View.