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CHaines
Helper I
Helper I

Add explainers for variables

Hi,
I want to add explanations for the various columns, measures, and visuals. I would like this to be pop out or hover over rather than written diectly to the report page. Is there a way to use the 'description' feature for this? I had assumed that the whole point of the description was that if I hover over a variable I would see the description, and was disappointed to find this isn't the case.

CHaines_0-1678282372737.png 
I want this blurb to appear when I hover over something as below.

CHaines_1-1678282464697.png

 

NOTE:
I am aware I can laboriously write a load of transparent buttons, each with it's own explainer, and hover those buttons over the fields throughout my report, but that seems laborious. I could also make a single help button with all the explainers, but that seems clunky for the large number of variables I have.

Thx in advance!

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amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@CHaines , Log an idea for the missing feature https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/

 

Refer if this approach from Guyinacube can help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYr_SlG8bpw

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CHaines
Helper I
Helper I

I'll accept the guy-in-a-cube idea of making a single image helper as a solution, though since it isn't dynamic, it's much less helpful than I was hoping for. 
I have upvoted someone elses feature suggestion for this. Future readers, please upvote this idea here.

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@CHaines , Log an idea for the missing feature https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/

 

Refer if this approach from Guyinacube can help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYr_SlG8bpw

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