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BaronSdG
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Resolver II

Applying tooltip only to specific columns in a table

Hi all,

 

I have a table with several columns. Some of them are abbreviations and I want to display their full name when you hover on them with the mouse. How can I do it?

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v-lionel-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @BaronSdG ,

 

 

Method1,  Change the description of column names in Power Query.

Chris Webb's BI Blog: Adding Tooltips To Column Headers In The Power Query Editor In Power BI And Ex...

Note: This method is not effective for measures.

 

Method2, Use the ‘Viusal header tooltip icon’ feature.

Power BI visual header tooltip - Prathy's Blog...

Note: This method will display all column descriptions in one view.

 

Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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BaronSdG
Resolver II
Resolver II

I have seen a work around online which will work for specific columns:

 

1) Add a text box in front of the columns' header and write the header

2) Add a tooltip to it when you hoover on it

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BaronSdG
Resolver II
Resolver II

I have seen a work around online which will work for specific columns:

 

1) Add a text box in front of the columns' header and write the header

2) Add a tooltip to it when you hoover on it

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v-lionel-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @BaronSdG ,

 

 

Method1,  Change the description of column names in Power Query.

Chris Webb's BI Blog: Adding Tooltips To Column Headers In The Power Query Editor In Power BI And Ex...

Note: This method is not effective for measures.

 

Method2, Use the ‘Viusal header tooltip icon’ feature.

Power BI visual header tooltip - Prathy's Blog...

Note: This method will display all column descriptions in one view.

 

Best regards,
Lionel Chen

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

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amitchandak
Super User IV
Super User IV

@BaronSdG , I doubt that happens in the case of column headers. There is description you can give in properties in the Model view. But when I tested that last time, it was not showing on the table column header

 

for the location of the property

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/desktop-custom-format-strings



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