In the earlier blog – 5 handy tooltip customizations in SAP Lumira Designer we looked at some of the common use cases for tooltips. Tooltips are a handy feature that can be customized to enrich user experience. Below is a case of how Visual BI extensions (VBX) can be used to customize Tooltips.
With Visual BI Extensions(VBX) 2.0 we have made it even more simpler for you to customize the tooltip in SAP Lumira Designer by adding the Tooltip Editor Pane. The tooltip editor provides the flexibility to choose the dimensions and measures you would like to display in the Tooltip. Apart from this you can also add any text- like sentences to your tooltip and quickly customize the text by making them bold/ italicized/ underlined, increase/decrease font size and change font color.
Customizing Tooltip using Visual BI Extensions(VBX)
A very common requirement for customers today is the ability to show additional information or data which is not displayed in the chart but can be shown in the tooltip. Consider the below example displaying Sales by Product where the Sales in shown in series but when you hover over, you would notice the tooltip displaying multiple measures – Sales, Forecast, Profit/Loss and Quantity.
Following are the steps to customize Tooltips:
- Navigate to the Appearance Tab, select Tooltip and scroll down to the Tooltip editor
- Adding Dimension – Click on the dimensions tab and select the dimension to be displayed from the dropdown along with display type
You can customize the tooltip further, if necessary by changing the font – bold, italics, underline, font size and color from the Tooltip editor
- Adding Measure – Click on the measure tab and select the measure to be displayed from the dropdown along with display type
- Similarly, you could add additional measures which you would like to include in the tooltip
Finally, our chart displaying multiple measures in the tooltip is ready!
Apart from the tooltip editor pane, we have also provided similar customization options for data labels as part of our latest release of Visual BI extensions (VBX 2.X). This means that you can now customize your data labels to showcase dimension names and multiple measures just like the tooltip.
In case you are interested in customizing your tooltips to displaying text and multiple measures, just register for a trial and experience it with your own data.