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Add tooltip to Interactive Grid column headers

Here is how you can add tooltip to Interactive Grid column headers. For this I have placed tooltip text to IG column help and add title attribute column headers using small JavaScript code.

First navigate to application shared components and under Other Components click Shortcuts.

Create new Shortcut from scratch. Give name for Scortcut e.g. IG_TOOLTIP_JSON. Change Type to Function Body returning VARCHAR2. Place code to Shortcut and press Create.

  l_json varchar2(32700);
  select json_arrayagg(
      'staticId' value static_id || '_HDR',
      'columnId' value 'C' || column_id || '_HDR',
      'helpText' value help_text
  ) as d
  into l_json
  from apex_appl_page_ig_columns
  where application_id = :APP_ID
    and page_id = :APP_PAGE_ID
    and help_text is not null
  return l_json;

Then edit your Interactive Grid region and set Static ID for region.

Add JavaScript to page Function and Global Variable Declaration.



      MY_IG_REGION is IG region Static ID.
      Change variable value to match IG region static ID
    var regionStaticId = "MY_IG_REGION";

    setIgHeaderHelp(regionStaticId).on("interactivegridviewchange interactivegridreportsettingschange", function(event, ui) {


  function setIgHeaderHelp(region){

    var region$ = $($x(region));

    /* IG_TOOLTIP_JSON is Shortcut name */
    $.each("IG_TOOLTIP_JSON", function(i, tooltipData){
      region$.find([$x(tooltipData.columnId), $x(tooltipData.staticId)]).parent("th").attr({"title" : tooltipData.helpText});

    return region$;



Remember change variable regionStaticId value to match your IG region Static ID.

For last edit IG columns and add needed text to Help Text field.

See working example


  • Jari Laine 7 Jul 2023

    Hi Lucky,

    What is your APEX version? Could you please replicate problem in, and share developer login details to workspace


  • Lucky 6 Jul 2023

    I tried the above logic but its not working. can you please help me.