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How come images are returning with just a _ref in their assets?

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Last updated: Feb 3, 2021
How come images are returning with just a _ref in their assets?
Feb 3, 2021, 12:45 AM
This is a reference to the asset in sanity. If you use the url builder, this asset object is all it needs to provide you with the image URL.
Feb 3, 2021, 12:46 AM
I need the url for the image because I’m trying to pass it as a backgroundImage in css, hopefully… if not the ref is fine I suppose
Feb 3, 2021, 12:47 AM
But the component im working on cant use an Img tag as a background I dont think
Feb 3, 2021, 12:47 AM
The URL builder will take the ref and give you the image url
Feb 3, 2021, 12:47 AM
Feb 3, 2021, 12:48 AM
I dont get why I’m getting onyl a ref for this particular image but never for others one.
Feb 3, 2021, 12:48 AM
Hell yeah, it worked thanks
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Feb 3, 2021, 1:08 AM
No worries, glad I could help!
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