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How to Combine Tooltip and Export Image in Tableau Desktop


Published: 07 Dec 2021
Last Modified Date: 07 Dec 2021

Question

How to export the image with tooltips showing up like below.
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Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Answer

Tooltips are details that appear when you hover the pointer over one or more marks in the view. Currently, the function of exporting the image with tooltips is not built in the product.

Consider the following workarounds.

Option 1:

Use a screenshot capture tool to create the image.

Option 2:

Add the tooltip contents to a dashboard and export the image of the dashboard.

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For text contents in tooltips: use parameter action.
For views in tooltips: use filter action.

Please refer to the attached workbook, tooltips.twbx, for details.
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