More control over tooltips

  • Describe Feature
    I want to be able to format and put whatever text I want in the tooltips. For weaker chart readers, I like to have sentences. For instance, “Product X grew by 25% over previous period”. Also many of the current tooltips are placing information in the tip that is too much. Maps at the Lat/Lng level show the lat/lng numbers, no one needs to see that. Multiple Line Charts tooltips are just absolutely dreadful. When I hover over a line I don’t want to see the data for all the other lines at that point. I want to see that line at that point.

  • What is the use case?

  • How often would this feature be used?
    Every single chart

  • What is the impact of this feature on your organization?
    Able to provide much better and more targeted information for my dashboard users. Many of whom are not very strong at reading charts, but they can read the tooltips as a way to learn how to read the charts better.


Yes–the ability to control every data point in a tooltip would be very helpful, especially if a helper column is being used to sort the data

Completely agree, I think tooltips in Sigma right now are very overwhelming and not very helpful. I think adding sentences/formulas would be super helpful, and showing the single point vs all points makes more sense. I’d also add, having the ability to turn off tooltips could be helpful too (in case the tooltip doesn’t add anything new).

Finally, Tableau provides the ability to add a whole chart into a tooltip. I think that would be pretty cool, or maybe at least provide a button option to send you to a different chart.

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I’d really like to see column totals in tool tips - values for each color category with the aggregate at the bottom (or top…).

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