There are some thread/blogs already talks about how to get the OBIEE popup/tooltip effect . As some of the threads are not easy to understand and for some blogs the popup/tooltip is not working for me I want to write my own.
As we know this feature is cool but unfortunately this feature is not available as out of box with OBIEE 11g or 12c.
So this is the requirement :
We have an Event Main report which shows the aggregated metrics for the number of attendees in that event and we want to mouse hover on Event name and want to see the details as in popup/mouse hover/tooltip report exactly like below:
So I need to create 2 different reports. One is Main report and other is detail. Idea is every time you hover on Event Name in Main report it is going to run additional query to run Event detail report. So for OBIEE each hover is new query . This is very cool and very powerful to run the detail report on each mouse hover. And at the same time DB cost is associated for that. To get a really nice cool hover effect the DB needs to return the results very fast.
So you need custom JS to give that tooltip effect from here : http://www.tippedjs.com/ and will use a powerful OBIEE feature which is HTML expression wrapped around to insert JS , JQuery , CSS , HTML and OBIEE GO URL code to format the look and feel.
Pushed that required JS library to OBIEE and restart analyticsRes module from console. So in my case I copied the files which packaged inside tipped JS here and update analyticsRes / Stop and start that deployment module : [MiddleWare_Home]/instances/instance1/bifoundation/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/analyticsRes/tipped-126.96.36.199-demo
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Next, you need to refer those library as static text in your main report and add below:just replace < with < and > with >
< ;link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”http://obieenode:9704/analyticsRes/tipped-188.8.131.52-demo/css/tipped/tipped.css”/ >
And add below as column expression in the column in your report : In my case I have added it under “Event Name” expression : (ignore the error after hitting ok) . Refer the screenshot below incase text is garbled with wordpress formatting.
And mark HTML in Data format:
So here is the explanation of doing this:
‘showme’ is just a div placeholder.
Event ID is the value that I want to pass to GO URL detail report which will show content on hover as popup/tooltip
Event Name is where I want my mouse hover to be placed
I call JQuery ready function to execute actions once the page is completely loaded
I call Event_Description detail report and user parameter called Extract to show the data immediately while passing EVENT_ID as another parameter. A very common mistake here is CASTING and TRIM . I found that your number(EVENT_ID value) doesn’t work well with character (EVENT_NAME value) so I had to user CAST and TRIM . If you don’t do that your popup will NOT work (at least it my case) . This is different than what is other blogger already wrote.
Next is AJAX call for changing the skin (the background color what you want). In my case its blue.
So that’s it . Sweet and simple and easy . This solution should work in OBIEE 12c as well. Be very careful when you want to implement it as this can cause huge DB performance impact if you hover a lot across table grid.
Feel free to leave me message if I can help.