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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 28, 2022

Data Module- Dynamic Data Item Screen Tip

Automate Screen tip for data items in the Data Module so the developers do not have to manually type a text under Screen tip for data items. An enhanced option would allow a developer to select a data item field under Screen tip properties in Data Module, and screen tip text will come from a database table/view. This enhanced feature will eliminate manual effort, and the developers don't need to type Screen tip under the data item properties for each data item.

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  • Guest
    May 30, 2023

    Hello Zachary Taylor,

    I just voted for this idea but here's my point of view.
    The person doesn't specify the technical way to achieve this enhancement which is to feed screen tips property with a value from a field from a table.

    If the table is described / inserted in the data module, it seems "normal".

    In my ideas, it could be :

    • with Oracle the fact to call ALL_COL_COMMENTS (table, column, comment) ?

    • with an equivalent dictionnary tips table with a minimum of 2/3 cols : field for filter (value could be same name as the column candidate for screen tip), screen tip text, and why not table name, functional domain...). Then, as different screen tips would be fed with this technique, it would be usefull to be able to select a field (screen tip text) and also another field in order to filter the "good screen tip".

    • or a link/sql instruction to a dictionnary table, assuming the equivalent of Oracle management.


  • Admin
    Jan 6, 2023

    Hi - thanks for submitting this idea and voting on it.

    I like this idea - but can you help me make sure I understand what you're asking for - would you simply want to write an expression that would take data from another column in a table within the same data module (assuming it had been added from the DB to the data module)?

    (I'm assuming you are talking about the data module item properties screen tips as described here:


    Zach - Cognos Analytics PM