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a!webImage( source, altText, caption, link, showWhen )

Displays an image from the web for use in an image, rich text display, tree browser, or billboard layout component, or in a grid column component in a read-only grid.


Name Keyword Types Description




Location of the image. See SafeURI.

Alternate Text



Alternate text of the image used for the image s alt attribute and read by screen readers; see accessibility considerations for more information.




Optional text to display in the mouseover text for the image and when the images is viewed in slideshow mode.




Link that determines the behavior of an image when clicked. Create links with:




Determines whether the image is displayed in the component. When set to false, the image is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this SAIL component's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Incompatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

The following patterns include usage of the Web Image.

  • Cards as List Items Patterns (Choice Components, Images): Use the cards as list items pattern to create visually rich lists as an alternative to grids or feeds. This pattern uses a combination of cards and billboards to show lists of like items. You can easily modify the pattern to change the card content or the number of cards per row to fit your use case.

  • KPI Patterns (Formatting): The Key Performance Indicator (KPI) patterns provide a common style and format for displaying important performance measures.

Web Image