It would be helpful to be able to add friendly names to columns in asset comparison tables.
I couldn't agree more.
1. For the rows in the asset table, the default is to show the asset name. The element names are not always reader-friendly, especially is using tricks to enable alphabetical sorting, so as a workaround I have created a Display Name attribute and added that as a column in the table. However, I think it is only natural to allow use of the Element Description field as a column in the asset table in addition to all of the attributes. In some cases that would have been easier than creating my own Display Name attribute.
2. For column headers, this is also very important. I have had to completely revise AF templates to rename attributes such that they are short enough to show up in an asset table without looking ridiculous. I should not be bound by what my attribute is named when creating columns because that leads to poor organization and templates in AF just to serve the aesthetics of the asset table. This is particularly annoying when using child attributes, because the full attribute name ("parent attribute|child attribute") is used as the column title. Using an attribute description would be one option, although the descriptions may differ from element to element, so it would be ambiguous which description to use. I think an acceptable solution would be to allow a custom string as the column header.
Being able to use an attribute's description as the column header would be good.
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