Unified Tooltips combine up to six previous tooltips into one that prioritises information based on relevance. Get the field name, table calc details, and field comments in a single place. Any error messages or filter information now displays in the same tooltip. This unified tooltip is available for pills on all shelves.
Unified Tooltips in the filter pane:
The Unified Tooltips feature is easily noticeable when you hover over the filter pane. The tooltip that pops up provides additional information about the filter, making it easier to understand its function and use.
The Unified Tooltips feature is not limited to the Filters pane; it also works in other instances. For example, when working with the Sales Forecast, you can make it a table calculation. Let's say you choose a moving average for the Quick Table Calculation. When you hover over it again, the tooltip now tells you what table calculation is running on that field. It provides a summary at the top of the header, giving you a sense of what's happening without having to delve deeper into the calculation.
Debugging with Unified ToolTips:
The Unified Tooltips feature is also a great tool for debugging. It highlights the background and provides a summary of what's going on. This feature becomes even more useful when dealing with complex calculations. For example, if you create a cross and then one that goes down, the tooltip's description changes, providing more information about the calculation.
Handling Errors with Unified Tooltips:
Another area where Unified Tooltips prove helpful is in handling errors. Previously, you had to go into the calculation to see the error. Now, if there's an error, the tooltip will tell you. For instance, if you change the ship status and replace the field, causing an error, the tooltip will inform you that the calculation is invalid. This feature makes it easier to identify and rectify errors.
The introduction of Unified Tooltips in Tableau 23.2 is a small change, but it significantly enhances the user experience. It brings more information to the cursor, making it easier to understand what's happening at the view level or the sheet level of the visualization. As we continue to use this feature, we are likely to discover more nuances and benefits.
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