Disable visual highlighting and interactions
When clicking on certain elements of a visual, I can control the interaction this selection has on other visuals within the report, but I was wondering if there is the ability to completely disable the clickability of a visual? I don't want the end users to be able to click on the visual at all, so neither the selected visual or other visuals would be highlighted? Tooltips should still be viewable on hover.
This feature should be available for use in both service and desktop.
More information on the unsuccessful attempts people have made trying to achieve this with graphs/charts can be found here:
Although this idea mentions that ability to disable the interactions, I would like to see a way to disable or enable all of the interactions at once. I prefer to set all of my interactions to filter so having this functionality would save me a lot of time.
Need the ability to set a default interaction eg filter and thereafter to change multiple interactions simultaneously
need the ability to disable all interactions on a report with one click.
I agree with all of the comments below. I could copy Alex Fenech's comment below and paste in here.
Daniel Gama commented
Well, having a window that allows us to edit the interactions visually like the Modelling View would be much appreciated.
Like this, but for interactions:
Alex Fenech commented
My biggest pain point for this is text boxes and visuals. If I have a visual overlayed on top of an image or text box, the user can inadvertently click on it and make the visuals move behind because that particular visual is forced to the front thus hiding the visuals and making it really confusing to an end user exactly what happened/how to fix.
I add a big transparent square and move it forward, so the user will click on it instead the data itself.
Please please work on this feature, it´ll make a big difference for end users.. Thanks for the big support
Please add! Field users get confused as to what they are filtered on... this feature will stop that confusion. Thanks.
Darrel Fontenot commented
PLEASE ADD! Think about this... currently if there are 30 visuals on a page and you don't want any interaction, you must choose each one and then turn off the other 29. That's 870 clicks!!! And if any of the visuals overlap, you can't even click to turn off interaction without first bringing it to front or moving/resizing.
Matthew Montgomery commented
I too would like this feature. This would make it so only certain slicers can be used to change visuals.
Mark Skilling commented
This is needed urgently. I am creating some quite complex reports with repeated, but slightly different slicers which need to interact with different charts. For each item I have to go through and disable interactions with dozens of objects on the page - and for many of them I have to resize the item just to get to the interaction items.
This whole UI for interactions needs some serious work to improve it.
Agree, very frustrated to change interactions for each and every visual manually. Especially when it's a dummy slicer that should not interact with anything. Turning off interactions in bulk will also improve performance of the reports.
Samyr Moises commented
Just one more easy and effective way to disable all the interactions in one page could be great!
Muhammad Omer commented
I am not sure why this option is not there, i have wasted 3+ hours today for interactions with the page with 50+ visuals. This could have done in 15 minutes with this option.
Mohammad Farroukh commented
We need a disable all interactions feature asap, doing this manually where you have 10s of visuals is a nightmare!
Yes, this is still needed!
Thomas C. commented
A simple Control + Click which sets the same Filter/Highlight/None interaction between the selected visualization and all other eligible visuals on the page would be an immense time/frustration saver.
As the original poster laments, navigating these selections within a compact design is problematic.