Sounds strange. Can you post a packaged workbook?
I'm looking at your workbook, and am able to move dimensions to the color level on the marks shelf and they remain on the tooltip. I guess I'm not understanding your problem. You can edit the tooltip manually from Worksheet >> Tooltip. From there, you can insert any text, parameter or data value that is included on any shelf on your sheet.
One possible idea in looking at your setup is rather using the tooltip to relay so much information, perhaps create a dashboard, and to set up an action to show the information you want in a 2nd cross tab view for any selected ZIP or multiple ZIPs...
problem.twbx.zip 5.6 MB
So you're saying that after adding a dimension (a new one, NOT one currently on a shelf or in the tooltip) to the color shelf (or detail or tooltip shelf), that you are able to hover over a zip code and see the value for that variable? Without resetting the tooltip? That's my issue. If you can see the value when hovering, then please tell me what else you changed!
The manual editing is how I rearranged the variables in the first place. I have actually done your suggestion about the 2nd cross-tab view already for looking at multiple zip codes, but I would really like to see quickly the value by hovering, which is not happening right now.
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If you have edited the tooltip, any new pills will not appear in the tooltip without adding them. You need to go back into the tooltip and insert it where you want it.
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Once you edit a tooltip other items do not appear automatically. You would need to go back and edit the tooltip to include the extra fields, parameters, etc. that you added since your last tooltip update.
@Andy and @Alex: That's what I was afraid of. I was really hoping there might be a way to make it appear without physically inserting it into the tooltip myself (as opposed to drag-and-drop).
Ah well, thanks for confirming my suspicions.
Strategy: Don't touch tooltips until the absolute very end.
Easier said than done.
Hey T is there a reason you had to use a custom color for the tooltip header text? It sure would be easier if you used a standard grey from the drop-down.
Sorry--I forgot that as I changed items, I updated the tooltip manually.
One solution you could use to "fake automation" is to set up a bunch of tool-tip shell calculated fields and use parameters to populate them.
Parameter (string type) "Select 1st Field". with options of your dimension names.
calculated field TooltipField1 = IF [Select 1st Field] = 'DimensionA' THEN [DimensionA]
ELSEIF [Select 1st Field] = 'DimensionB' THEN [DimensionB]
ELSEIF [Select 1st Field] = 'DimensionC' THEN [DimensionC]...
TooltipField2 would be:
IF [Select 2nd Field] = 'DimensionA' THEN [DimensionA]
ELSEIF [Select 2nd Field] = 'DimensionB' THEN [DimensionB]
ELSEIF [Select 2nd Field] = 'DimensionC' THEN [DimensionC]...
Then, you hard-code the Tooltip Fields into the tooltip once, and you can change order/manipulate them "automatically" from there...
Seems like a lot of work to manipulate tooltip when you could just do it at the end, as Shawn said. Unless you specifically want the user to be able to manipulate what is included...
Not only are our small pictures similar, but our wording was as well. I had to check I wasn't going crazy and added the same response twice..
Looks like I was a bit slower to hit the Add Reply key; but it's good to see the message was consistent.