How to enable tooltip for dimension/measure so description will display to the user when they mouse over object name in look (Table)

I have description added for mesure and dimensions but that is only available when user do explore and hover over ‘i’ icon next to object name. Is it possible to have that description available as tooltip in Look, when user hover over name of the object?

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Hi @kshah7,

So, for example, on my local instance I have some baseball stats. I have a measure with a description:

and a column graph that has the player name dimension and that measure, Total RBIs:

Where were you thinking the description for the measure to show? On the Y-Axis where it says Batting Total RBIs?

Cheers,
Vincent

Currently I am using table as visulization. So I want to display description of the measures when user either click on the measure name or mouse over it.

Hi @kshah7,

That is currently not possible but is something I can loop in my Product team with. You might, however, get around it with something like this although it is a little hacky.

Cheers,
Vincent

Can you please let us know if this Tool tip functionality for Dimensions is now available/ will be available in a future release?

Hello @kmahamk,

This functionality was released with version 4.14, so it’s available for use right now as long as your version has been updated.

Just add a description to the dimension you want to add the tooltip to like so:

  • dimension: dimension_name
    type: string
    sql: ${TABLE}.dimension_field
    description: “Put whatever description of the dimension or measure you would like here! :D”

Let us know if this you need further help with this issue! Enjoy your weekend!

Best,
Will Adams

Hi Adam,

I want to add a tooltip for a calculated column in a table. How can I do that?

Thanks,
SK

Hi @Swang2!

Currently it is only possible to add the tooltip to measures and dimensions in the LookML. I will definitely pass your feedback along to the product team and let them know this would be something you would like to see.

Best,
Peter

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Hi,

does the description show up in a visualisation other than table too and if yes where do I have to hover over?

Best
Richard

Hi @richard.knobloch – It is not currently possible for the description to appear in a visualization. I’ll let our product team know that this is something you’d like to see.

Thanks,
Carl

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Hi @carl.saffron - Any progress with displaying tooltips for table calcs?
Thanks,
Abhijit