Tooltip customization on reports
Power BI, by default showing the selected fields in the report tooltip. There should be a option to discard/add fields from the tooltip. e.g It shows Index column in Map visualization, which can be discarded.
I’m sorry for the delay in updating this idea, but we have in fact made custom report page tooltips generally available as of the September release of Power BI Desktop. You can read the details in this blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2018-feature-summary/#tooltips
Be sure to vote on other tooltip suggestions on UserVoice if you have any other specific requests.
Turning it off in visuals is a critical aspect, please fix this.
Madhura Tutare commented
- Ability to rename the DATA LABELS, within the tooltip.
- Formatting of Data labels,& include custom text within the tooltip.
Filious Louis commented
I'd like to be able to have Action URLs on tool tips. The urls should be driven by parameters in the report. For example you can go to a Customer's SalesForce page from a Customer Chart.
- Customize the size of the tooltips box
- Having the posibility to change the label of the dimensions by removing "First", "Last" , "Count" etc.
- Flexibility to customize the tooltip
Being able to remove fields from the tooltip would be great!
I want to add instructions as tooltips to cards. I can get around it by adding a pie chart but I still need the ability to be able to customise the tooltips for them to look right.
Tooltip only shows limited number of values - I have a line chart with 14 lines but tooltip only shows first 10 with no way of seeing the other lines values.
Christian Irgens commented
It should also be possible to add hyperlinks as chart tool-tips. These could link to video tutorials or html files explaining the report.
Mike Kostuch commented
We have more of a need like if they have a question number, and question text and a bar graph shows 3 question numbers, we hover over to the question text per question in the graph. Right now, we have to choose First, last, Distinct count etc in the tooltips. We just want to show the question text. It does for "First" but other questions are in the graph and makes the graph show the text for the first value only.
Tooltips are very powerful part of any visualization. They are underdeveloped currently in PBI. I would like to see them fully customizable and able to take expressions and fields similar to other products on the market. The same should be also valid for titles. I hope we can see this soon in the product.
I want to vote for the simple possibility to not show (trust on me... This is necessary for many areas) any tooltip, even for the main column value you put in charts.
At this moment I am discussing with my Global CIO of a Digital Publicity Agency here in Brazil why the reason I simplu cannot remove all tooltips from charts, because our excecutive board does not want to share such information with others. For example they want to not show tooltips when clients hover mouse over bars. This is not possible now and due to this lack of option I can loose all budget investment from our global company to start using Power BI Desktop.
How to add a tooltip to an existing column of table visual?
Jared Knutzen commented
In many cases, the current tooltip functionality is pretty helpful, and I leverage it often. However I am finding more and more cases where I want to have complete control over the tooltip, and leverage it in narrative form (writing a plain English summary).
Ex: "Total sales in California during 2014 was $2,530.12"
It would be very helpful to have a simple UI to do this. Currently, I can create a DAX measure to create a narrative summary for a single chart.
State Sales tooltip = IF(HASONEVALUE('Sales Scorecard'[State]),"Total sales in "&DISTINCT('Sales Scorecard'[State])&" during "&DISTINCT('Date'[Fiscal Year])&" was "&FORMAT([Sales],"$#,###"))
There are a few issues with this approach:
- my tooltip still has the measure name in it, which doesn't really make sense in this use case
- every tooltip requires a new measure, which creates a cluttered data model
- if I don't have access the to data model (live connect to analysis services), I can't create a custom tooltip
I would love the ability to switch between functionality. The default option is dropping fields into the field well, but toggling on a "Custom" option gives me a tooltip editor that lets me combine free text, measures, and fields into a summary.
Rob H commented
It would be nice to have consistency across visuals on how tooltips are specified. Some form up tooltips without a choice, some need you to specify values.
Ian Bennett commented
I understand the need to restrict the tooltip size but maybe it could be a little bigger and perhaps some thought could go into ways to minimise the info inside. For example if I hover over a point that is nowhere near any other do I really need to see the info for all categories? Also some control over what gets shown would help.
POINTEAU Michael commented
We are about to loose one sale to our R&D Departement due to the bug, sorry I call it a bug not a limitation gentlemen. NOthing says, warn about a size limit on the tooltip nor the tooltip render anything that states it is uncomplete:
This has rendered an otherwise really simple viz really confusing for users & has resulted in complaints.
David Cresp commented
The update is certainly a good start. One of the things that is needed is the ability to remove measures from showing in the tooltips. For example there is no reason at all that latitude and longitude should show in the tooltips.
Desperately need to customize the tooltip, some default tooltips are confusing to users who do not expect the information (e.g. latitude, longitude on map).
Also, would like to customize tooltips for table/matrix.
Need the ability to fully customize tooltip content similar to Tableau. This allows the developer to significantly improve to the context of a visualization for the end user.