I've just completed step 3 of the Aura Components Specialist superbadge however the tiles for the boat search results just display an empty block on the page. Not sure why this is happening. I've tried changing a few different markup attributes within the BoatSearchResults component but have not had any success.

This issue didn't prevent me from completing the challenge, however I would like to actually be able to view the images and boats since that is the ultimate goal of this step. I am almost positive it has to do with the way I am calling the image URL in the BoatTile.cmp. Has anyone else encountered this issue?


<aura:component controller="BoatSearchResults" access="global" >
<aura:attribute name="boats" type="Boat__c[]" description="Boat Search Results"/>
<aura:attribute name="resultsMessage" type="String" description="" />
<aura:attribute name="selectedBoatTypeId" type="String" default="" description="" />
<aura:method name="search" action="{!c.doSearch}" access="global" description="search boats">
    <aura:attribute name="boatTypeId" type="String" default="{!v.selectedBoatTypeId}"/>
<lightning:layout multipleRows="true">
    <aura:if isTrue="{!not(empty(v.boats))}">
        <aura:iteration items="{!v.boats}" var="boat">
            <lightning:layoutItem flexibility="auto" padding="horizontal-medium">
                <c:BoatTile boat="{!boat}" />
        <aura:set attribute="else">
            <div class="slds-align_absolute-center">
                No boats found


<aura:component implements="force:appHostable,flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes" access="global">
<aura:attribute name="boat" access="public" type="Boat__c"/>
<lightning:button class="tile" >
    <div style="{!'background-image:url(\'' + v.boat.Picture__c + '\')'}" class="innertile">
        <div class="lower-third">
            <h1 class="slds-truncate">{!v.boat.Contact__r.Name}</h1>


.THIS.tile {
display: inline-block;
width: 100%;
height: 220px;
padding: 1px !important;


.THIS .innertile {
background-size: cover;
background-position: center;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;


.THIS .lower-third {
position: absolute;
bottom: 0;
left: 0;
right: 0;
color: #FFFFFF;
background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, .4);
padding: 6px 8px;


Output Lighting Page

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Output App Page enter image description here

1 Answer 1


In my apex class (BoatSearchResults) I had included the Geolocation__c field as part of the query. The result of this was that the callback function would always error out unless I converted the return to a JSON string then parsed the string from the component's controller.

Given that the requirements do not outline including the Geolocation in the getBoats() method I walked all this back, then replaced JSON.stringify(response.getReturnvalue()) with response.getReturnvalue() in the BoatSearchResults helper and voila, pictures!

enter image description here

The lesson here is to only do what is asked. No more, no less.

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