Help text for columns

Most of our tables have explanation bullet points after the table explaining what to fill in to each field or column:

  • Title: Defect title, should give a clear name to the bug that we can use to refer to it
  • Component: Where the defect exists, or best guess if not known
  • Models: Affected models, should be empty for backend bugs
  • Classification:
    • Brick: Device requires replacement if the bug happens
    • Panic: Device panic reboots if the bug happens
    • Failure: Operation fails either in device or backend
    • Downtime: Not available either due to device or backend outage
    • Cosmetic: Operation success or failure is not affected, but something looks wrong
  • Percentage: Percentage of operations affected by the bug in affected device models

It would be great if we could actually tie this somehow to the column so the user would see a tool-tip or some other help text as a guide on how to fill the column value. There probably should also be a generic help text for the entire table that would guide how to fill the table, that could also be hidden normally to not clutter up the view.

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Someone suggested something similar few days ago :wink: .
And I fully agree with you ;), that would be a great implementation :slight_smile: