Show Descriptions in the UI

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There are many kinds of data where a Description can be entered; Activities, Tasks, Time off Types, Expense Codes, etc. But, they really aren't visible anywhere. It would be nice if Descriptions would show up in a tool tip when hovering over it's respective item. That way it would aid in the user selecting the correct item.
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Tony Weber

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Posted 3 years ago

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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi Tony,

Thank you for using Replicon Community!

As of now you can see the description through reports. However, this can be looked upon if its feasible. I can have my product management team look through it.

Thanks,
Aashnee 
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Richard, Design Team Manager

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Hello.  We have started introducing descriptions while selecting items, as seen in the following example from our permission assignments:


Is this the type of thing you are looking for?  Which places would you benefit most from seeing descriptions?
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Tony Weber

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I have seen that.  In the case of a drop-down list, as shown, how would long description values look? Would the width of the menu increase? Would the description wrap? Would the entire value be shown or get truncated at some point?

I was envisioning a tool-tip that would show the entire description of the value that the pointer is hovering over.
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Richard, Design Team Manager

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The width will increase to accommodate longer descriptions, but the these description lines will not wrap and will get truncated when there is no more screen-space left to fit it.  

How long are your typical descriptions?

I was thinking that the right solution might be a combination of the two: a description line for quick scanning, and a tooltip to read the whole description if it does not fit.  With many of our users now switching to touch devices relying only on hover can can exclude them.
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Tony Weber

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One we saw the descriptions don't show anywhere we stopped putting them in. I would think they could be as much as 2-3 average sentences long. 

I agree that a combination of the 2 is a great idea. 

Yeah, touchscreens aren't compatible with hover functions. Maybe pressure sensitive touchscreens will bring it back though.