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Although there aren't many changes this month, the ones that there are of unusually high quality. The new look to Power BI is welcome (even if it does mean we have to rewrite all of our courseware), and we're looking forward to using the new conditional formatting options and visual header tooltips.
- Changes introduced in the June 2019 Power BI update
- A new look-and-feel (sob!)
- More conditional formats / expression-bound formatting
- It is now possible to filter slicers themselves
- Visual header tooltips (this blog)
- Assorted other minor changes
- Features waiting in preview
Posted by Andy Brown on 14 June 2019
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Visual header tooltips
This is such a good idea! Sam has previously blogged about a way to show help icons for a visual using bookmarks, but now there's a much easier way:
You can get a question-mark icon to appear, and hover over it to see a tooltip.
You can even apply report page tooltips:
An explanation of pie charts for the layperson.
This is one of my favourite features for some time: not only does it address a real need, but it's beautifully implemented.
Displaying the question-mark icon
To get the tooltip icon to appear, change the appropriate Visual header property:
Select the visual, and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list to enable the visual header tooltip icon.
Setting the tooltip
Once you've done this, the Visual header tooltip will appear beneath it (shown at the bottom of the screen shot above):
The settings for the first tooltip shown at the top of this page.