Table view Description field - add

I’d like to suggest: In a Table view, you consider adding:

  • ability to select the Description field for display

There are some use cases I can think of, where people might want to show a bit of narrative on one or more records, and having that be able to be shown could be helpful. You could make a view that is just the Description field, and sort/filter it by whatever.

I think maybe I can just add a multiline text field as a custom field, but since description already exists, it seems like it should be usable.

I hope you can consider.


Agree here. In fact, would you guys consider some kind of configurable way allowing a user to determine on his/her own which column/field is the “display”? This would be similar to tools like Coda where you can set up a “display column” and then the entity is referenced by that field across the app.


Agreed. I spent at least an hour with help docs, videos, templates and Intercom chat - all trying to figure out why the default “Description” field is not displayable in any actual views. It appears Rich Text fields can only be viewed at the entity level. Default fields should be viewable throughout the application. Most of my use cases involve the need to see the entity descriptions next to the names, rather than forcing users to click inside one-by-one.


Would you guys consider having the ability via settings to let the table view “expand,” which would then better accommodate the Rich Text field?

Notion has this and it’s useful:


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+1 to this.

Coda I think has it better implemented since the wrap text function can be set per column not entire table. Being able to do something like this will be amazing:

I think when the rich text fields will be able to be shown on boards and tables, wrapping can be set at field level.

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Jean, yes agreed what you propose would be even better! I in fact have used both Coda and Notion, and found that Notion’s solution was more limiting when it came to Rich Text as it won’t show the entirety of a column, while Coda will.

Thanks for the suggestion maybe the team will take our ideas into consideration!