I am trying to get Thumbnail to display in a table view. But am getting the Broken image symbol. See image below.

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  • What type of library you are using? Aug 4, 2016 at 22:14
  • I currently Using Document library.
    – Phoenix
    Aug 4, 2016 at 22:17
  • check the URL of the thumbnail and see if it is a valid URL.
    – teylyn
    Aug 4, 2016 at 22:21

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You should use a Picture library to store images and it has the functionality to load thumbnails.

Adding a Picture Content type to a document library don't create the thumbnails as expected. On the other hand in case of Picture Library it creates new thumbnail for each picture uploaded into a hidden folder _t.

Details on enabling the same in a document library require extra effort as described in the article https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/syedi/2010/03/05/need-a-thumbnail-field-in-the-document-library-for-the-uploaded-picture-then-read-this-post/


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