[Cartoweb-users] Tooltips plugin

Oliver Christen oliver.christen at camptocamp.com
Tue Dec 19 02:17:35 EST 2006

Hi Max

the parameters need to be put into a toolTips.ini file, placed in the 
client_conf folder.

in the exemple in the documentation,

"region" is the name of the layer that must be queried. This layer must 
exist in your layers.ini.
also , if you query by x,y, the column name must be "the_geom" in the 

be sure to have the tooltips javascript loaded into your main template 

      {if $toolTips_active|default:''}<script type="text/javascript" src="{r 
type=js plugin=toolTips}overlib_mini.js{/r}"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="{r type=js 

set your profile to "development" if its not already the case, and look at 
the JSTrace Debugger windows that should appear when you load the main page. 
There you should see somthing like:
AjaxPlugins.ToolTips: sending request for coords 5378....

if not, look at the source of the page and see if something like this 

  /* Assigns JS state variables:
   * layerListIds and scale for toolTipsRequests

  function initToolTips() {

EventManager.Add(window, 'load', initToolTips, false);

If these lines are missing, then the tooltips plugin is not 


> Hi,
> I've been trying to activate this plugin for some
> days, and I feel that there is something missing.
> In the documentation (
> http://cartoweb.org/doc/cw3.3/xhtml/user.tooltips.html)
> , there are some issues that I couldn't understand.
> Everything at the client.ini and myProject.ini is set,
> it appears to be loading (because when I did not
> configure the server side ini file, Cartoweb threw an
> error message saying that it was not loaded at
> myProject.ini).
> I´ve been trying to use the "Mouse Timeout
> Asynchronous" approach. There is some piece of code on
> the yellow boxes of the document, that at first
> glance, made me think that they should be placed at a
> new toolTips.ini file, but it looks similar to the
> code that has to be written at layers.ini . I tried to
> do both approaches (writing a new ini file and, to
> write the lines at layers.ini with the name of the
> layer I wished the plugin to display the tooltips with
> the object data) but none of them seemed to work.
> I have also set ajaxOn = true at client.ini   .
> What am I missing to make this plugin work?
> Thanks in advance,
> Max Ueda
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