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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 4, 2022

Possibility to wrap column names in business console decision tables

With the release of ODM 8.11, Entreprise console is abandonned but in our company some business users still use it regularly. Indeed they have created some decision tables which are not really business rules but actually tables to map information and they contain a very big number of columns.

In entreprise console, a word wrap is automatically applied on the column name. So, most of the time , the decision table can be displayed on the screen without the need for scrolling to see the last columns.

Unfortunately this format doesn't seem to exist for business console.

There is the option "Automatically resize column" which, when I select it, reduces the width of each column. So the content of cells is well wrapped but not the column label which is truncated and it is very complicated for users to know exactly which column they have to modify when they maintain the rule.

And if I unselect this option, I can customize the size of each column but, at the end, my decision table is very wide and it is not really pratical to scroll all the time

I've uploaded the same decision table displayed in Entreprise Console and in Business console to illustrate my comment.

So, my wish would be to have the possibility to activate a word wrapping on the column label in order to be able to reduce the width of the column while keeping the full label column

Idea priority Medium