Adjustable Columns in Contact & Company Views

Court_CDS

PLEASE, PLEASE make the column width adjustable like Excel for example.  Salesforce has this capability which allows for seeing many more data points on the Contact Record.  Currently, I can see about 4-5 columns on a 24" monitor before I have to scroll over on the bottom of the page.  

 

 

HubSpot updates
Status updated to: Delivered
Aug 22, 2019

We are live across all HubSpot accounts as of today, August 22!

Aug 12, 2019

We hope to see the new header in other parts of the app in the future! I don't have a timeline for when you'll start to see the header elsewhere unfortunately, as it depends on when the teams that build the other tools are able to adopt it, but we are hopeful that other parts of the app will be updated as well.

Aug 12, 2019

Hi @NCO,

 

I appreciate you sending along the feedback! This is something that we're aware of and unfortunately weren't able to change this new version, but we definitely understand how this can be confusing and are continuing to look into alternative designs. I shared your specific example with the team - thanks for sharing that!

 

Best,

Jenna

Status updated to: In Beta
Aug 9, 2019

Hi all (cc @NCO ), I'm happy to announce that this feature is in beta, with 50% of customer portals currently ungated. Feel free to send me a message with your portal ID if you are not seeing the resizable columns on your Contacts, Companies, Deals, and Tickets tables!

May 13, 2019

Hi @NCO , no problem! Will do!

May 10, 2019

Hi @NCO ,

 

I wish I could provide a date, but we don't have an exact one to offer right now. In terms of timeline, it's the top priority of the team building out this feature, so we will open it up to you and our other users as soon as we feel ready! We want to get it out in good shape as much as you want to get access to it 🙂

 

Best,

Jenna

May 9, 2019

Hi @NCO ,

 

We apologize for the delay in getting this out! We're doing a significant amount of internal testing for this feature and want to make sure that it's fully ready to go before we have our customers using it.

 

The new table will have a sticky header row. We haven't added plans for the first column to be freezable, but I'll pass along that feedback to the team.

 

I will reach back out here as soon as I have any updates or when we open up the beta!

Mar 19, 2019

Hi everyone, this is not yet in beta. I will post again here and update the status once it is.

Status updated to: In Planning
Mar 5, 2019

Hi everyone, we're getting close to releasing a new table for the contact/company/deal/ticket index page, which will include adjustable columns. We hope to open up a beta for this in the next few weeks. I'll reach back out here once the beta is open so you all can get access!

74 Replies
NCO
Top Contributor

@BB1

Yes - this update was rolled out by Hubspot several weeks ago; super exciting!

Unfortunately, one of the biggest issues that was not addressed in this update is the problematic placement of the edit toolbar - meaning when you are on the company, contact, or deal overview pages (among others) and select the checkbox next to a specific record, the edit toolbar that appears at the top of the list covers the column titles entirely, making it a complete guessing game when you have similar column types (ie dates) beside one another.

 

The resizing column widths was a much-needed update - and is a huge improvement - but the column title visibility problem is still a major issue that needs addressing. Let's hope it doesn't take Hubspot another 2+ years to get this update rolled out 🙂

Lourdes
Contributor

Further to this, I want to be able to set my column width in "Contacts" to be as narrow as possible, by default.  Right now I spend time making them narrow, only to have them widen up again as soon as I leave and come back. 

NCO
Top Contributor

@Lourdes 

I believe that if you adjust the column sizes and save that view as a filter, the column widths will remain as you had set them when you revisit that specific filter.

What remains frustrating with this feature though, is that when you share a filter with another member of your team, the column widths do not save and each member of your team will see the columns as you set them but will need to adjust the column widths one by one, as those do not carry over.

 

Hopefully, Hubspot works this out and corrects it on the next update.

Lourdes
Contributor

@NCO, hi there, thanks so much for that workaround. That does work. (It bugs me to have more clicks than necessary, but it's better than nothing). Thank you!

wgalvin
Member

Yes, I need this every day! Thanks!

DidierG
Participant

Hi, It is very nice to be able to change size of any column, but minimun size is clamped : it mean if you have just a 3 digit id or a siple date your collumn size is still very big (It seems to be 15characters) .

 

The ideal would be to clamp to one character 🙂

 

 

DidierG
Participant

It would be great also to be able to change column size by numeric value .

rosyoutlook
Participant

It doesn't work on most of my Lists. Specifically Tasks. (works just fine for Contacts)

LY
Member

Another thing that would greatly improve this is if the selected column width was remembered. Like when you save a View, it will also remember what width the columns were when you saved. Or when you adjust the width of columns on your Tasks page, it will remember the last width when you go back to that page. It's easy to change widths, but I have to change them again every time.

pchan2
Member

I fully agree this idea.  HubSpot, please add this feature, thank you. 

2chars
Contributor

@NCO you're right! 

 

  1. Column widths should be saveable / remembered - persist when sharing with teammates 
  2. Column widths should be adjustable down to one character
  3. The width adjustment mechanism is pretty rough - (this is a rather a compliment, that) it's one of the jankier parts of HubSpot - not terrible but not clean and polished like most aspects!
NCO
Top Contributor

@2chars 

Agree with all 3 points.

One of our biggest frustrations with the header row (which has incredibly not been addressed in 3+ years) is that it becomes hidden when selecting multiple records at once.

This creates such a poor UX and should be such a simple correction on Hubspot's end.

2chars
Contributor

@NCO why'd you remind me! haha I do have that problem every week... thankfully it's not something I desperately need but it is an odd quirk every time it happens.

ssigl
Member

Such a no-brainer... Don't understand why this is STILL not a thing in hubspot.. Not just in the contacts and company sections, but also in the reports.