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Helper II

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!

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