In my SSAS tabular model, I have populated the Description property for my measures. When I hover over a measure in the Fields list in Power BI Desktop, the description is displayed in a pop-up tooltip-style dialog.
Great, so the measure Description that is defined in the tabular model is definitely available to Power BI. Now, how do I make this measure description display as a tooltip when the measure is placed on a visual (e.g. table or matrix)? I want the users to be able to see the measure Description.
There are couple of options on how to do this though they are both rather complex and require a bit of time for proper implementation.
Option 1 uses field parameters and can be found here: Dynamic measure descriptions in Power BI! - YouTube
Option 2 uses Tabular Editor and the Power BI api to source the metadata from your dataset in the Power BI service and can be found here: google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjsw--_78yBAxXFSPEDHR11DcQQFnoECBcQAQ&u...
Since I'm also struggling with finding an easy way to implement measure descriptions in my visuals I submitted an idea in this community. Please vote for it using this link: Link to idea
Go to the model (where you can see your tables' connection with each other). Select the measure, a sidebar will appear. Add your description in description text box. On hover exact text will appear
Hover the measure to read the description
This description is added with an external tool Tabular Editor
in this link you can find a bit more about it: https://data-marc.com/2021/02/10/add-descriptions-for-everything-you-create-in-power-bi/#:~:text=Whe....
I think it is good to add this point, because it appears in some tools by default and in others not...
so in this link indicates how to activate them in all...
Yeah i am interessted too in this. Is there any possibility to show the description of a field/Measures to a customer and not to a report builder in PowerBI Desktop?
I am interessted in a option to show this for report constumer via powerBI Service - App.
Take a look at the September 2023 Power BI update to learn more.
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