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freswood
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Add help tooltips to reports

Hi there,

 

I've created a report that contains several graphs, and I'm hoping to add some sort of help/documentation to the report. Ideally I'd like a textbox to be displayed when the user hovers over/clicks a graph or help button. I know it's possible to add text boxes, however the documentation would be somewhat lengthy and I wouldn't want it to be permanently displayed on the report.

 

Thanks for your help!

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dearwatson
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Responsive Resident

Miguel Myers (spelling?) has a hot tip for this in his webinar on building beautiful power bi reports...

 

basically he uses a donut chart overlaying a text box with a ? in it to create a little help widget. then he creates a table of help texts and adds it to the legend for that donut chart.  then he filters the column to only show the help he wants..

 

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I use this technique and it works OK but its not perfect and I'd be interested to hear if anyone has a better way to show dynamic help.

 

one other way I have been thinking about is to use a measure with "HASONEVALUE" which shows generic" about this dashboard" then switches to "help text" when a filter is selected

"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing." - Edward Tufte

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v-sihou-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

@freswood

 

Currently, you must put a field into tooltip or legend box to have it appeared when hover on data point in visual. It's not supported to hard code some description text as tooltip. Please vote this idea.

 

Regards,

dearwatson
Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

Miguel Myers (spelling?) has a hot tip for this in his webinar on building beautiful power bi reports...

 

basically he uses a donut chart overlaying a text box with a ? in it to create a little help widget. then he creates a table of help texts and adds it to the legend for that donut chart.  then he filters the column to only show the help he wants..

 

Capture.PNG

 

I use this technique and it works OK but its not perfect and I'd be interested to hear if anyone has a better way to show dynamic help.

 

one other way I have been thinking about is to use a measure with "HASONEVALUE" which shows generic" about this dashboard" then switches to "help text" when a filter is selected

"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing." - Edward Tufte

Thanks @dearwatson a diffrent way could be to use this HTML custome Visual, then put some html code instead of the comment, somthing like: 
<a href="" title="tooltip text ..."><h1 style="color:white;">?</h1></a>

 

sravan
Frequent Visitor

Hi@ymouman,

This worked as charm, however, when i click it the question mark or text will disapper.. is there any work around for this?

 

 

thanks in advance:)

 

sravan

ThomasDay
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

@freswood Have you tried the MAO software custom visual for dynamic tooltips?  It's excellent and does this perfectly well. Tom

Thanks @dearwatson that worked perfectly! It's a little clumsy to use so hopefully they add custom tooltips as a feature.

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