Data Point Comments
There are two ways to add data point comments:
- By adding a comment on cells
- By adding a commenting column
You can save comments on cells from any type of acquired model. When a story is opened, comment mode is on by default.
Comments are not activated by model or dimension.
When commenting on a data point, the data context is taken into account. Only users who share the data context can view the comment. The data context is composed of the following:
- All dimensions visible on the table.
- Page, chart, and story filters.
- Data access control and role-level security.
The comment will display in other tables and stories that apply the same filter combinations to the dimension. For example, if you leave a comment on a restricted measure, based on account values that apply a filter on the region dimension to limit the member to North America, the comment will display in other tables or stories that apply the same filters to limit the region dimension to North America.
You can add comments to data cells sourced from restricted measures in a table, however these measures cannot be based on any underlying restricted or calculated measures.
Another way to manage data point comments is by using a dedicated commenting column in your table. This column can be used to view and add comments.
To add a column for comments, right-click on the column header and choose Add Calculation → Comment → Single(for multiple comment columns, choose Repeating).
The dedicated commenting column is created as a new member of the same dimension and hierarchy level as the member it references. You can change this context by referencing a different column in the commenting formula. Changing the drill state or adding a dimension can impact the context of the referenced cell.
Only the most recent comment in a thread will display in a comment column cell. To view an entire comment thread, double-click in the corresponding cell.
When column-based comments are used, data point comments are not allowed on the table widget.