Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Helper I
Helper I

PBI table column only tooltip using a button or shape


I have a Power BI table with a column that contains various links to web URLs.  Not all rows have a link.

I have it set up that clicking on a link opens the URL for that row and that works fine. 

An additional request came in to display a tool tip when hovering over that column to display a specific message regarding confidentiality for that URL link. 


I added a tall transparent button to sit over that column and on hovering, I am able to display the requested message. The button requires an action to display the tooltip.  The only action I found that stayed on the same report page and worked was

Type: Bookmark and Bookmark: None.  However, now I can’t click on the link to access the URL. I did make the background of the button transparent but that does not work either.


Is there a work around for this?  Thanks in advance!



Super User
Super User

@Reetz ,

You might be better off creating a Tooltip Page.

Lots of info available on how to create a Tooltip page.

Then add this Tooltip Page to your Table visual to display the confidentiality note.


Thank you rsbin.  I should have mentioned that I did try that first but it is very irritating when the tooltip constantly pops up when hovering over different areas on the table.  Was looking for a cleaner solution.  But thank you for the very quick response!

Helpful resources


2023 Release Wave 1 Plans

Power BI release plans for 2023 release wave 1 describes all new features releasing from April 2023 through September 2023.

Power BI Summit Carousel 2

Global Power BI Training

Make sure you register today for the Power BI Summit 2023. Don't miss all of the great sessions and speakers!

BizApps LATAM 2023

Business Application LATAM Summit 2023

Join the biggest FREE Business Applications Event in LATAM this February.

Power Platform Bootcamp

Global Power Platform Bootcamp

In this bootcamp we will deep-dive into Microsoft’s Power Platform stack with hands-on sessions and labs, delivered to you by experts and community leaders.