Column labels in dynamic settings

Hi!

It would be great to be able to map column names to different labels in the dynamic column settings like this:

[{
name: "cost_per_event"
,label: "Cost per Event"
,type: "numeric"
},{
name: "other_metric"
,label: "Something Entirely Different"
,type: "integer"
}]

That would make the tables look much more user friendly. I know there is an option to do this via a transformation but if a transformation is complex enough and it has dependent transformations/objects it becomes hard to maintain the updated keys and it's just extra code on top of a lot of code already. It would be great to move the labeling into a separate layer and dynamic column settings are a perfect existing option for this.

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Found a lot of help in the forum but signed up specifically to +1 this and add in that an order: would be helpful as well for my use case. To add to the above example:

[{
name: "cost_per_event"
,label: "Cost per Event"
,type: "numeric"
,order: 0
},{
name: "other_metric"
,label: "Something Entirely Different"
,type: "integer"
,order: 1
}]

Hello, there are so many request about dynamic column setting. please pay attention to it.
I add to above
[{
name: "cost_per_event"
,label: "Cost per Event"
,type: "numeric"
,order: 0,
editable: true,
width: 23
},{
name: "other_metric"
,label: "Something Entirely Different"
,type: "integer"
,order: 1,
editable: true,
width: 23
}]

Thanks in advance.

Hey @AnsonHwang! Thank you so much for gathering those :sob: Really appreciate you taking the time to do that. I just shared your post with our engineering teams

Hey @victoria . Thanks for your reply. What is your engineering teams feedback. I am sorry to hear the retool is not an open source project, and the development team's roadmap is unpredictable for us.

Hey @AnsonHwang!

For starters, we'll be updating the docs for dynamic column settings. Then, we filed internal tickets to allow editable and title to be set dynamically. I also passed your recent feedback (about an unpredictable roadmap) along.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and definitely do keep them coming if you have any more!

Hey @victoria . I am sorry, my mother language is not english.
Can you let me know what is "filed internal tickets " mean?
Does it mean your team have accepted part of this suggestion and begin to devolop it?
Thanks for your kindly reply.

Oh, my apologies! No timelines or committed team members just yet, but it's in our feature request queue to be worked on :slightly_smiling_face:

hello, this is another users ask for this function