Make master item description show as tooltip in Table
Hi Very simple improvement (I think). I want to be able to show and end user the definition of a measure (could apply to dimensions too) when the measure is included in a table.
You have a master measure description field - but I don't know where it is used other than in the creation/editing of the master item. If you search for a master item does it search in the Description field too???
You also have a tooltip which appears when you hover over a column heading in a table but this just shows the name of the master item (which you already know because it is the column heading!)
Could you change the tooltip so it shows the description of the master item (which typically could show a user friendly definition of the measure).
Maybe you could/should:
- add a tick box in the master item - Use Description as ToolTip
- think of this as a Definition not a description
Essentially Measures are commonly centrally defined Measures or Indicators and it would be really good to show the end user the definition that gave rise to the number.
If you are really going to do the data quality/data literacy you could have a popup if the expression is changed but the definition has not changed to say "You have changed the expression for this measure - do you need to update the definition?"
If you think that Definition and Description are different things, then you could just add a new field with a "Use Definiton" toggle which popped up the definition box so it does not make extra work for people who do not think it is useful and would not involve changing existing behaviour.