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Today let’s see something about the ways of working with HTML Container inside the MicroStrategy Desktop(Creation of Documents/Dashboards)

HTML Container

       Generally, HTML Container will be used for any of the below cases
               – When you want to call an external website inside MicroStrategy Dashboard(Like Google/Wiki Pages)
               – When there is a need to show some text to display with animation effects using HTML Tags. (i.e.) simple example would be usage of marquee tag inside HTML container to move the text in required direction for set frequency

How to access HTML Container:

   1) Goto MicroStrategy Desktop for easier working/development (or) do the same in MicroStrategy web
   2) Create Document/Dashboard
   3) Insert the HTML Container (From Insert menu or go for short-cut icons with HTML tag symbol
   4) Give the required HTML codes inside HTML container inserted. 
   5) Run the dashboard/document in Web and see for execution

Points to Note:

      Execution Modes are
            – View
            – Interactive
            – Editable Modes &
            – Not all HTML codes are supported flash modes of MicroStrategy Web.

Kindly make note of it when you work.

Advise From Me:
I would advise you to use it inside Documents(As we don’t go for flash view) OR go always for mobile/ipad dashboards which runs on interactive mode where in can make use of it for effective designing…

One Sample(KB) is explained below:

New feature in MicroStrategy 9.X: HTML Container – Displaying HTML content in a document

In MicroStrategy 9.0, HTML Container has been introduced. HTML container allows user to render HTML code directly in the document. HTML container can be created by providing either HTML code or a URL.
In View Mode, Interactive Mode, and Editable Mode in MicroStrategy Web, all valid HTML is supported. The HTML code is interpreted by the user’s browser. Not all HTML codes are supported in Flash Mode in MicroStrategy Web. The following HTML codes are supported in Flash Mode:
<A href, event, target>
<FONT color, face, size>
<IMG src, width, height, align, hspace, vspace, id, checkPolicyFile>
<P align, class>
<SPAN class>
<TextFormat blockindent, indent, leading, leftmargin, rightmargin, tabstops>
NOTE: For a full description of the HTML that Flash supports, see the Adobe website at
In PDF and ExcelIn PDF View in Desktop, and when the document is exported to PDF or Excel, only the text in the HTML container is displayed. The formatting is determined by the formatting of the HTML container, not the HTML code within it. Anything within the following tags is removed, and does not display:
Example of HTML container using URL:
Reference : KB Article
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