Report page tooltip on all objects
New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.
Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.
For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.
Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.
Since the initial release, we added support for table, matrix, and cards.
I’ll leave this idea open for now since there are some requests for shapes, textboxes, and buttons, but it would be helpful if people can comment on their use cases for report page tooltips on these non-visual report elements.
Definitely really need tooltips in text boxes at the minimum - the way that I get around this today is to actually create a .png image of the textbox / text label I need to tooltip and embed that into my Power BI reports today which feels clunky at best
As others have commented below, my primary use case is metric definition - if I'm making a dashboard that has several KPIs on it, from a UX perspective, a lot of users would prefer to stay on a single page than having to go to another page that has all of the metric definitions on it - to be able to hover over a metric label and better understand information about it (e.g. Productivity is a calculation of a over b) that can't otherwise be very easily understood is absolutely critical
Mind you the image workaround is working today, but would be much easier if there were built in tool tips!
The other main reason for using textboxes vs. cards is because textboxes offer significantly more WYSIWIG functionality (e.g. bold/italics/underline) which you can't get in cards without installing separate fonts - because text boxes are so easy to use, typically I'm only using a card for the "big number", but because I need to make my text look a certain way that can't be generated easily via a card's title properties, I typically hide the card's title and create one myself as a text box
+1 for allowing custom report page tooltips on buttons. Main use case is for "info" icons (usually definitions of terms used throughout the report, or caveats about the data).
Currently we're accomplishing this by using the info icon unicode character in a measure, and putting that in a card that supports tooltips. However this seems like a hack, and is also clunky because of the way tooltips are triggered on cards. They only show up when mousing on the character itself, rather than the area of the whole card. It would be easier if card tooltips triggered when mousing on anywhere in the card, not just on the text. That could lessen the need to add it to buttons.
Update: Found this tutorial for another hack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IURWlw2_6Ks&pbjreload=10 - though can't get it working. More evidence for this need.
Update 2: If it helps anyone else - we were able to create a measure that was all spaces and apply that to a card to use it as a blank hotspot to trigger tooltips over any object. You get an ellipsis though if the spaces overflow, so either need multiple measures depending on size of card, or to position/color so the ellipsis blend in.
Don McCall commented
While tooltips are mostly for exposing datapoints, the one thing I use them for a lot is essentialy user documentation. One thing the company is very interested in is that everyone has a common understanding of the metrics and what they are telling them. I am using header tooltips to display definitional information to make sure the user understands what they are looking at.
The use case for Buttons/Text/Links/etc is that the user needs feedback (at times) for which button to press for certain outputs. "Why would I use that button over this one?" By providing a quick hover detail that can give them an explanation they can self discover.
I'd love for the Information button to be enhanced with a Page Tooltip functionality. My current workaround for this is to create a Donut chart (based on one category, with tooltip enabled and 'Inner radius' set to 0, then add a Text box with 'i' on top of it but this is not perfect because the minimum width of the textbox still takes space away where the tooltip won't respond.
Andrew Pirie commented
Being able to see tooltips on matrix row headers would be awesome for us - I have a matrix where additional details about the item in the row header would help a lot, separately to the counts in the matrix.
Page Tooltips on (transparent) buttons would be useful for displaying info on top of R-Visualizations, which are not interactive otherwise.
Please add tooltips on shapes.
Usage case is to allow transparent shapes to have tooltips so we could essentially have a tooltip pop-up anywhere on the report.
Please add the tooltip function for buttons.
Hi would love it if was able to add tooltips to Synoptic Panel by OKViz's add-in. Thank you!
Please add also for shapes textboxes and buttons.
Usecase: in an infographic report I have some text, images, or custom visuals. When I hover over these objects want to be able to display detail data (another report page) about that object.
If you would be able to put a tooltip on a shape, than you can make a completely transparent object, and you can place that over anything you want.
I´m with Tom Weiss on this one. To be able to hover over a button or image and then show a tooltip that is set up in the same way as other custom tooltips would be very helpful. If you could somehow pass filters through the button/image (on hover) this tooltip could be setup in a standard way by the designer of the report, so that no unnecessary tooltip pages need to be created and maintained.
Would like to use on an image, e.g. company logo, or button as a standard place for users to hover over to see additional notes on report.
I use report page tooltips to provide a list of all filter selections on the page and also to provide a table of base sizes for the page. Both of these can take up a lot of screen real estate, so it's better to keep them out of the way in a tooltip. Currently I have the report page tooltips tied to a card visual. However, I have to create a measure to display "Hover for selected filters" or "Hover for base sizes" to put in the card. This seems ridiculous. It would make so much more sense to be able to tie these report page tooltips to a text box instead so I don't have to create extra measures to display static text.
I really like the tooltips on objects (we primarily use it on table and matrix (though I could see the benefits on other objects like charts). My main concern is, that when you use in on a table/matrix is works on the hole row. You should be able to choose to only show it on a specific column (a table with lots of rows and columns) - the problem is that it shows up all the time when you use your mouse to navigate/read a specific row in the table. Just a thought from our users... :-)
One thing that we've thought about doing is adding some sort of report tooltip on KPIs that could provide some additional details or quick insights. That could make a KPI tooltip useful. Alternatively, adding this option to shape or button would allow us to overlay something on top of another object (either a button or a transparent shape) that a user could hover over for more details instead of clicking into a new page. Since you can put a transparent shape or button over most other visuals without distracting too much from the rest of the report, it could add some interesting flexibility.
Tom Weiss commented
Report page tooltips for buttons would be great!
We have a question mark button in every report, mouseover displays measure descriptions, hints and explanations, but with regular tooltips this can only be done in a very simplyfied way. Report page tooltips would offer much more space and design options.
We're hoping to see this soon!
I have a problem with the dual axis bar line graph that occurred after last upgrade. The desktop version has the correct decimals on the items selected for the tool tip. When published the numbers go from 3 digits to maximum amount of digits. I tested the table formatting and query also but the published version won't correct to 3 digits.
I agree the tooltip function needs to be expanded to all tables, shapes, buttons. This would greatly improve the ability to save space and the user can still see the details.
We need this on buttons too. I could then use the info icon, and display a custom text box / page on hover.
Rafael Mendonça commented
We need this on table and matrix visuals.