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Status Submitted
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Reporting
Created by Guest
Created on May 10, 2024

Customizable Tooltips for Enhanced Data Interaction in Reporting Canvas

Introducing advanced, customizable tooltips across various containers—such as lists, crosstabs, and charts—within the reporting canvas. This feature would allow users to display detailed reports or additional data visuals as pop-up overlays when hovering over specific elements of a report.

Enable tooltips to dynamically display detailed reports based on the data element hovered over. For instance, hovering over a bar in a chart could trigger a tooltip that shows more granular data or a related secondary report concerning that data point.

Allow detailed data to appear in a tooltip format when users hover over cells in lists or crosstabs. This can display complex information without navigating away from the current view.

Provide options to configure how these tooltips are triggered (on hover or on click) and whether they display with ot without page reload.

To maintain performance, particularly with large datasets, tooltips can be configured to fetch data only when the user interacts with the relevant component, reducing unnecessary data processing.

Enhanced User Experience: Customizable tooltips make reports more interactive and informative without cluttering the visual space, allowing for a cleaner presentation that can still convey deep insights.
Immediate Data Insights: This feature enables immediate, contextual insights into the data without requiring users to leave their current analytic flow, enhancing understanding and decision-making speed.

Who Would Benefit:

  • Data Analysts and Business Users: Can quickly access additional data insights directly from the main visualization, making analysis more intuitive and efficient.
  • Report Designers: Can create more dynamic and interactive reports that cater to varied user preferences, enhancing the overall value and impact of reports.
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