In order to aid in identifying which extended attribute is used for what purpose, it would be helpful to have a Description field on the extended attribute page.
Additionally, to aid in the auditing of Extended Attributes, it would be helpful to include the Last Modified information on the EA details page.
Use Case for Description: Sometimes we have extended attributes with similar or same names but with minor changes for entirely different processes or process steps. In such cases, a description would be helpful to identify purpose of that attribute.
Use Case for Last Modified: At times we need to audit our extended attributes to ensure they are being utilized. When an EA is obsolete, it can be re-used or maybe removed. When looking at EA Usage, it would be helpful to be able to compare Create Date to the EA usage to know of an “old” EA is not being used. If an EA does not have much usage, but is newly-created, it should not be archived. Another use case is if we have an issue with a workflow due to an EA change. With Last Modified info, we can find out when the EA was modified and by which user.
These would be low-impact, high value enhancements. It would be a positive impact on most SaaS users, or a neutral impact to those who would not need the fields. Additionally, having these fields on the EA details page is consistent with other objects in the application.
Here is a mockup of an Extended Attribute Details Page with these fields:
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