Add context and interactivity to your Excel Dashboards with mouse hovering and clicking actions
The idea and its implementation can be taken one step further: instead of displaying a tooltip, hovering over or clicking on a data point of an Excel chart can send this information across your dashboard to other views (charts or cell ranges). I.e. you can select one data point out of many in one view and display detailed information on this selected data point in other views.
My other favorite data analysis and data visualization application, Tableau Software, calls this an action. This is a fantastic feature for data exploration and analysis, especially for larger data sets.
Today’s post shows how to mimic Tableau’s mouse hovering or mouse selecting actions on an Excel dashboard. As always, the Excel workbook is provided for free download.