Is there a way to comment a column and/or an ...

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(Pablo Balerio) #1

Is there a way to comment a column and/or an expression?

(Aleksi Alkio) #2

Unfortunately it’s not possible.

(Dinh Nguyen Nguyen) #3

@pbalerio Hi Pablo, if you want to add comments that are meant only for the app builders, then like @Aleksi_Alkio has said, it is not possible at the moment.

However, if what you want to do is to provide a more detailed description of a column or field for the app user, then you can use the column description box.

(Pablo Balerio) #4

@Harry By add comments I meant a way to document apps “in the body of the program” close to where action is. After 3 or 4 months of having created an app it is difficult to remember why or how things are done.

Isn’t it a nice to have feature?

(Dinh Nguyen Nguyen) #5

@pbalerio Yes, that would be a nice feature to have, especially for app builders who need to update their apps after a long break, or who have to manage multiple apps at the same time. We’ll take this into consideration in future development. Thanks for the feedback.

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #6

This request comes up occasionally.

Excel has this pretty wierd way of supporting comments in formulas — using the + N() function.

I can of see why they did that but I’m not sure this is what we’d want. We may have to just invent our own thing.