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May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

During one of the more advanced PowerBI webinars on "jazzing" up your reports, the author described a technique for using the Donut chart's tooltips to provide expanded notes/explanations of concepts without having the text taking up space on the canvas.  I started using this technique with Tip Name as the Legend, the expanded tip as the Details, and a counter number as the Value.  Seemed to be working pretty swell.  Now, after installing the May Update (with the expanded tooltips capability), I notice that, at least with the donut chart, the Details replicates the Legend instead of inserting the text for the expanded tip (even though Details shows the correct column name for the expanded tip):

 

Donut chart tooltipsDonut chart tooltipsThe Tip section should have come out as as shown below (that's what it looked like before the May update) instead of just repeating the Legend information:

sub.png

 

Is this a bug or the new way the Donut chart now works?

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Re: May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

Just updated my PowerBI Desktop and it appears that "Details" is now working correctly again.  Don't know about whether or not that's true for the other visuals as I am not using them.  Thanks PowerBI Team, you guys are great!!!

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Re: May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

Several of us are having the same issue where the donut and pie chart is no longer using the details field properly.

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Continued Contributor
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Re: May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

@tjd

 

Can you use the new "tooltip" feature that was introduced in the May update?

 

Make whatever your tooltip used to be a DAX measure and put that in?

 

Based on what you've provided, I guess the syntax would be like:

 

Tooltip = "A crew sub is a crew member who participated in the training session but was doing so as a 'filler' for a missing/unscheduled crewmember. The individual's performance may or may not have been graded. Typically, grading results in this analysis."

 

See below picture for an example of what I think you want:

 

test.PNG

Please mark this as a solution to your question if it resolves your problem, thanks.

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Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Re: May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

Thanks for the insight, will have to try it out.  However, the real issue is that the May update apparently "broke" several visualizations' "Details" definition - Donut and Pie charts (see link above).  It would be nice to get them back working again!

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Continued Contributor
Continued Contributor

Re: May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

@tjd

 

Yeah, it looks like the details field is still reading from the legend field. I have two distinct columns in each field and they both hold the same value which obviously doesn't make sense.

 

Hopefully, it's a hotfix that can be implemented without needing to wait a whole month.

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Community Support
Community Support

Re: May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

Hi @tjd,

 

We already find incorrect details display in a Donut Chart in May update Power BI Desktop. And we are reporting this potential bug to Power BI team. Will keep you update if we get any feedback.

 

Thanks for your understanding and support. Smiley Happy

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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Re: May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

Do you know if this issue ever resolved?  I don't see that it has, and I am having the same problem, except with a Treemap visual.

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Impactful Individual

Re: May Update - Problem with Donut Chart

Just updated my PowerBI Desktop and it appears that "Details" is now working correctly again.  Don't know about whether or not that's true for the other visuals as I am not using them.  Thanks PowerBI Team, you guys are great!!!

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