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ruthhacche
Helper III
Helper III

Measure Descriptions in PowerBI Datasets and in the excel pivots attached to those datasets

In a dataset I can add a description to a measure so that when someone using the report hovers on the field the 'tooltip' shows what it is eg

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If I create a pivot from that dataset (using Getdata - From Power BI

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And I hover on the field in the PivotTable Fields Panel then the 'tooltip' just shows the field  name not the description.  (It is a pretty pointless 'tooltip' really)

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Is there something I am supposed to turn on or tick somewhere to make the pivot tables in excel as user friendly as they are in the dataset?

 

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ibarrau
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Hi. I'm sorry but it looks like an Excel limitation. I couldn't find anything to make it work. The description exists in the data model because I can check it with other tools but it looks like excel hasn't added that yet.

Regards


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ibarrau
Super User
Super User

Hi. I'm sorry but it looks like an Excel limitation. I couldn't find anything to make it work. The description exists in the data model because I can check it with other tools but it looks like excel hasn't added that yet.

Regards


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

Happy to help!

LaDataWeb Blog

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