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7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

Provide a toggle (or perhaps 3 state field/toggle) at top of Expanded Record UI which will show/hide groups of fields:
1) show/hide only editable fields
2) show/hide only fields with values

Others have proposed ability to hide individual fields in Expanded Record view, but this can be done via hiding fields in views and Interfaces.  I'm proposing 2 common use cases that would improve usability and save a lot of additional work required for workarounds.


How does is solve the user problems?

As tables get longer (more fields), it gets cumbersome trying to edit or read data for one record.  Opening a record in Expanded Record view can be very long and frustrating when a) you just want to edit data, and/or b) have to scroll through lots of empty fields to find the data you want.  

Yes, you can create new views and hide certain fields (e.g., for showing just editable fields), but a) the # of views can get unwieldy as bases grow, b) these views that must be updated/maintained as fields change, c) this doesn't solve the 2nd case of dynamically hiding empty fields (similar to how DeDupe extension hides duplicate data).

How was this validated?

Every day use

Who is the target audience?

Everyone with records with more than a small number of fields and who use native UI (e.g., expanded records view)