Configuring the Information Popup

Additional information from the organization chart data source can be displayed within a pop-up dialog that is displayed when the user clicks within a chart box. 

This guide walks through some of the configuration options.

The Information Popup Dialog

An UPS based Org Chart

The Information popup dialog is configured out-of-the-box and for a charts using either active directory or the User Profile Service as a data source no additional configuration is usually required.

Showing the Dialog

To view the information the end user simply clicks within one of the chart boxes.

The information dialog is shown with the default settings.

Information Dialog Options

PopUp Configuration Options

The configuration options for the dialog are contained within the Information Dialog configuration section.

The following options are available:


  • Show Information Popup - enables or disables the information dialog feature.
  • Columns to Show - a comma separated list of fields from the source to be shown in the dialog
  • Column Titles - allows field names to be renamed.
  • Title Template - Defines which fields will be shown as the dialog title.

Changing the Displayed Columns

Enter a list of column names into Columns to Show to set which columns from the source should be shown.

In this example the columns FullName, Title, WorkEmail are being shown from the User Profile Service.

Renaming Columns

Individual Columns can be renamed by setting the Column Titles property.  

This uses the format:


Column1=Title1, Column2=Title2, ColumnN=TitleN

In the example shown the column FullName has be renamed to Name and Title will be displayed as Job Title

Database Sourced Organization Charts

If you are using a SQL database as a data source additional configuration is required.

Within the Data Source - Database configuration section you will need to set the Information Query property.  This should be either a SQL SELECT statement or Stored Procedure call that will return the information to be displayed within the popup window.

The dialog expects a single row to be returned with the appropriate data.


The Information Panel Web Part

SharePointOrgChart also comes with the Information Panel Web Part.  This can be used instead or as well as the Information Popup feature to display further useful information to users.

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