Adding tooltip labels to scatter chart

Posted on 2010-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

Sorry this is a very speculative question as I just want to check something out without doing the leg work!!!'

I'm producing some scatter charts either in SQL Reporting Services 2005 + Dundas plug in OR in SQL Reporting Services 2008 (yet to be established, it was going to be just 2005 until I found I couldn't put a trend line on a scatter chart!).  

On the scatter charts I want to put a small 'label' that will appear when the mouse is hovvered over a point (different value for each different point).  Can anyone confirm this is actually reasonably easily achievable?  I think I checked before but I can't remember and as I'm just writing proposals to get around the trend line problem it just occurred to me I should double check this functionality is possible!  

Question by:gringogordo
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Normally you just click the object you want inside the graph go to properties and use tooptip property (usually using Field from dataset). I can't see what it wouldn't work.

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BDW I haven't done that myself but I would imagine you can put trend line on scatter chart but adding new data field and changing it type to line? Something like the picture attached??? (I used 2008 but I would imagine 2005 should have it as well)



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ID: 33445526
No it's not possible in 2005, unbelievable really (it is possible on other chart types - I've doneit on a bar chart before).

I guess my question is can the point labels be made be hidden and only visible when the point is clicked/hovvered on?


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itcouple earned 500 total points
ID: 33445643

If your question is if you can have 'tooltip' when you hover a point in scatter graph using 2008 then yes that works (Just tested).


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ID: 33472626
Cheers.  Just been given the go ahead tio get 2008 installed on a box!

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