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How to disable visual from being selected but show tooltip when hover?


Hello, I have a table and 3 chart visuals.

When user clicks on table cell or charts, the other visuals get filtered/highlighted. I know this can be disabled using the edit interactions setting.

However, I am trying to prevent users from being able to click on 2 charts, but allowing users to hover over the 2 charts to show tooltips. Is there any setting to achieve this without applying a shape overlay b/c this will not allow tooltips to show up ?

Note: that I still want the user to be able to mouse over and see the tooltip. Thank you very much.

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I have the same goal, this would be very helpful to be able to do.


You can use an overlaid transparent box to make something not clickable (but then tool tips don't work on hover), and you can edit interactions to make it not interact with other things (but then you can still end up with a particular part of a visual highlighted upon clicking even if it doesn't interact with other visuals).


It would be best if when editing interactions, there were options on the SELECTED visual instead of just others. Ideally:

  • Cross-visual interaction on/off (quick way to make it not interact with anything else on the page instead of having to do so one visual at a time)
  • On-visual interaction on/tooltip/off (normal interaction/only show tooltips on hover/no interaction)

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