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Status Functionality already exists
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 29, 2022

Add comment field to Variables

It would be great if variables had support for comments and have the comment shown when opening the variable from the Variables panel, similar to what already happens with comments in commands.

Idea priority Low
  • ADMIN RESPONSE
    May 13, 2022

    You can add comments in define variable commands as you would with any other commands.

  • Guest
    May 13, 2022

    Sorry, I wasn't clear on what I meant. The feature I'm talking about is having the comment defined directly in the Variables panel, not in a command like Set Variable. This would be useful to add relevant information or business context about a variable, and especially helpful when debugging code that is not very well documented.

    Sure this isn't anything urgent, but having the comment directly in the variables pane instead of in commands would make it easier to add context to a few variables that might need it. We can already add comments to devVar commands, but it doesn't show up in the Define Variable window, as in the attached image.