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OBIEE "Tool Tips" In Column Headers

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Nov 05, 2009 @ 09:23 PM

By Kurt Wolff

What is the formula behind a measure? What is the source of the column in the report? These kinds of questions could be handled in multiple ways. The data dictionary feature is one, although a common reaction to the data dictionary feature is that it’s more suited to IT than to the business users. Another way is to present a “tool tip” in Answers (the text of which comes from the Description property of the logical or presentation column in the metadata). However, many users do not have access to Answers or mainly encounter the columns while perusing reports in a dashboard.

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