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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.

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Sarath S shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
completed  ·  AdminAmanda Cofsky (Program Manager, Microsoft Power BI) responded  · 

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:

Be sure to vote on other tooltip suggestions on UserVoice if you have any other specific requests.


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Ed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need to be able to remove fields from tooltip and change name of fields in tooltip as well.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need the ability to modify the field name in the tool tip for example "Subcategory" which does not display what the field name is. Not great business practice for the end user as does not make sense to them.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • jsp.almeida1983 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Jared Knutzen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please!

    This has rendered an otherwise really simple viz really confusing for users & has resulted in complaints.

  • David Cresp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lattitude and longitude are not very interesting in a tooltip for most users of a map.,..

  • Adam Kruzel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally agree with this! I want to display more values so the user gets more value by looking at a snapshot in time and being able to compare to a previous or next month!

  • EJM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's the auto-inclusion of tooltip only measures in the title that makes me want to weep. When my chart shows one measure, along with many tooltips I should have the option of including the tooltip only values in the title or not. Sure, I can set the title manually but then once you drill down to the next dimension, it's no longer valid. Currently the title cannot represent what the viz is actually showing if you use more than one dimension in a hierarchy and tool tip only measures.

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