Column Descriptions - Here at last

JamesR
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edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

We have at last now got the ability to as a Description ToolTip call it what you want.  Pity it is not picked up automatically as the Default (Editable) Help Tip in the Forms.

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  • Alejandra
    Alejandra Employee

    Hello James,

    I’m glad to hear you’re a fan of the new column description feature. Our product team would love to hear your feedback. Please feel free to submit this feedback directly using the Product Enhancement Request form (you’ll find a link to this here in Community under Quick links on the right).

  • Is it possible to export to Excel and retain the column descriptions?

  • Brad Jones
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    Agreed!  This is one Smartsheet update that I like wholeheartedly. 

  • Hurrah for column descriptions. Any plans to make them available on reports and dashboards - this is where we need them most. At the moment we have a separate file with a key to describe columns.

  • I second this - it would be helpful for us to have column descriptions on reports and dashboards as well!

  • The column description option is grayed out in reports. What are the criteria to make this option accessible?

  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi Yvo,

    Unfortunately, it's not possible to have column descriptions in reports at the moment, but it's a great idea!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    Have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

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  • Nancy_Seitz
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    Wondering if there is any update on adding column descriptions to reports. This is definitely needed. Very often columns are misinterpreted.

  • Well, and my first question is... why don't they come over from the main sheet!!! seems pretty obvious and straightforward. And the button is there in reports to add column description, but it's grayed out :(


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Nancy_Seitz,

    Unfortunately, I haven't heard anything.

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @lauren.waters111676,

    I think the reason why it’s not an option at the moment could be that the same column in different sheets can have different descriptions.

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Can you change the Column Description in the Primary Column?

    I am able to add to it - but not delete the default description of what a Primary Column is - my users don't need to know that!