Analysis Workspace: Show value on mouseover in a line chart (or other visualizations

tim_wilson11

14-11-2016

When mousing over a data point in a chart, it would be nice to see the actual value for the point.

When anomalies are turned on, the mouseover shows the anomaly detail (% above/below expected). It seems like a natural that the actual value would show when mousing over. The date is nice, but that's actually easier to figure out from the x-axis. Ideally, it would show both.

I realize this detail is in the underlying table, but I frequently kill the table and just leave the line chart, so the user loses the ability to see the specific value.

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benjamingaines2

15-11-2016

Hi @GilliganOnData2, I think we already do this. We don't show it directly over the data point, but it is in the legend. See screen shot: Screen Shot 2016-11-16 at 12.38.55 AM.png

Is there something I am missing here? Is the lesson just that users may not think to look over there, so it should be closer to the data point itself? 

tim_wilson11

15-11-2016

Ah. But...that only works if the legend is displayed, I guess. And, the legend is redundant on a single line chart. I usually turn off the legend in the battle to not have the charts to try to preserve space where I can.

benjamingaines2

16-11-2016

Fair enough, @TimWilson