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Changes introduced in the June 2019 Power BI update
Part five of a seven-part series of blogs

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.

  1. Changes introduced in the June 2019 Power BI update
  2. A new look-and-feel (sob!)
  3. More conditional formats / expression-bound formatting
  4. It is now possible to filter slicers themselves
  5. Visual header tooltips (this blog)
  6. Assorted other minor changes
  7. Features waiting in preview

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop in the last few years see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

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:

Visual header tooltip

You can get a question-mark icon to appear, and hover over it to see a tooltip.

You can even apply report page tooltips:

Report page tooltip

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:

Visual header icon

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):

Visual header tooltip settings

The settings for the first tooltip shown at the top of this page.


Very nice! 

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