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Changing The Background Color Of The Tooltip


Published: 10 Dec 2021
Last Modified Date: 19 Feb 2022

Issue

Cannot change the background color of the tooltip.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

The ability to change the background color of the tooltip is currently not built into Tableau Desktop.

As a workaround try the following steps.

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Procedure
 1. Connect to Sample - Superstore.
 2. Drag and drop [Order Date] to Columns.
 3. Drag and drop [Sales] to Rows.
 4. Create a new sheet.
 5. Drag and drop [Profit] to Text.
 6. Click Format in tool bar, and click Shading.
 7. In Format Shading, configure the shading settings.

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 8. In Sheet1, click the Tooltip in the Marks card.
 9. Enter the following
      <Sheet name="Sheet 2" maxwidth="300" maxheight="300" filter="<All Fields>">

Cause

This feature is not built in Tableau Desktop yet.
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