You should be able to drag the dimension straight into the tool tip which then only place on the hover over detail.
Here is the overview of the tooltip for you as well.
I believe this will accomplish what you want out of the viz.
I am researching the links you sent. This thread hopefully lets me attach 3 pictures of my worksheet.
I need to be able to see the breakdown of the spend figure by product within the tooltip.
My filter1 link opens another worksheet with the product in the columns pane at the top but this is plan B.
As far as making a text table like the one you were using work I do not believe there is a super easy solution. But I would suggest possibly exploring the other options. Like this combined bar chart. You can have the bar equal the total amount then it will be broken down based upon the additional detail of product.
C'mon viz in a viz!
I didn't see it in the 9.3 beta notes.
So i choose the side-by-side bar chart shown in the chart/graph selector?
My second question is - I am not able to surface the tooltip urls at the dashboard/story level. However, the links show in the tooltips at the worksheet level i.e. the worksheet -to - worksheet interaction.
So to accomplish exactly what you want I believe you will need to set up some action filters to filter down to the correct break month in question and navigate you to a sheet to break down that month.
Here is the Knowledge Base article for overall Actions: http://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/pro/online/en-us/help.htm#actions.html%3FTocPath%3DDo%2520More%2520with%2520Views%…
As well as the Knowledge Base article for applying the action filters for your use: Filtering a Dashboard Using Action Filters Passed From Another Dashboard | Tableau Software
I believe the above information should be able to fix the issue.
I know it's an old thread but the question definitely still remains actual. I am grappling with the same problem of displaying the breakdown of an overall score in its different components.
While i haven't found a solution using the tooltip, a handy alternative could be to:
1. create a floating element on the dashboard linking to another sheet where you have the breakdown.
2. create a filter action where the source sheet is the original table, and the target sheet is the breakdown sheet.
3. Upon triggering the action (which could be either by hovering - like a tooltip -, or clicking) the breakdown table would then appear. Setting the filter to "exclude all values" when clearing selection would then make it disappear when not necessary.