Configure and view tooltips

A tooltip displays attribute information based on the field values that you've added to your map visualization. Tooltips display when you hover over a location on the map or when you click a location on a reference or drive-time area layer.

Configure tooltips

To configure tooltips, do the following:

  1. On a map-enabled report, click the ArcGIS for Power BI visualization to activate it.
  2. Click Fields in the Visualizations pane.
  3. Drag a data field into the Tooltips field well.

    The tooltip associated with a location displays information about the location based on the field values added to the map. For example, if you filled the Location field well using a location field that includes address, city, state, and ZIP Code, this information appears in the tooltip next to the name of the location data field. If you placed a revenue field in the Size field well, this information also appears in the tooltip. Fields placed in the Tooltips field well also appear in the tooltip.

    Note:

    If the map is styled using the Heat Map or Clustering theme, tooltips are available only for pins, reference layers, and drive-time area layers.

  4. To change the order in which tooltips appear, drag an item to a new position in the Tooltips field well. Location information always appears at the top of the tooltip.
  5. Save the report.

View tooltips

To view a tooltip, do the following:

  1. On a data layer, hover over a location on a map-enabled ArcGIS for Power BI visualization.

    A tooltip appears, displaying information about the location.

    If there are multiple locations in the same area, the tooltip displays information about the topmost location and shows the number of overlapping locations. Click the arrows to scroll through the tooltips.

    Tooltips for overlapping locations
    Note:

    If the map is styled using the Heat Map or Clustering theme, tooltips are available only for pins, reference layers, and drive-time area layers.

  2. To view a tooltip from a reference layer, click a polygon on the reference layer.

    A tooltip appears, displaying information configured by the layer's author.

    Note:

    Reference layer tooltips only appear on reference layers when the map is in the default selection mode (single-select mode) or multiselect mode. If the Select on drive-time layer tool is active, only tooltips from the data layer appear.