Free Your Tooltips
Feb 24, 2019Klaus Schulte
When I was reading a news website earlier today I had this nice user experience when I was hovering this chart:
I really like that you don’t have to follow the line chart to get the tooltip. Especially when you have a very thin line it can be hard in Tableau to hit the line to get the tooltip.
So, how can this be done in Tableau? I experimented a little bit with set actions, but the performance wasn’t good enough to come even close to the performance of my model. So, I finally ended up with this:
This technique has the same performance, however I had to get rid of the dot highlighting the corresponding value on the line chart. But nevertheless I think it can be useful in some limited use cases (having only one line and a free second axis).
How can it be done? Very easily: