Descriptions for request attributes in Postman

Postman is introducing a new description column in the data editor making your requests easier to understand. You can now add comments and details for each of your query parameters, path variables, headers, and body (form-data and urlencoded) – all from right within the Postman app.

For example, specify if an element is required or optional, indicate the accepted data type, or use alternative terminology to provide additional clarification for developers who are working with your requests.

One step closer to comprehensive API documentation

For Postman Pro users publishing internal or public API documentation, these descriptions are displayed in the automatically generated documentation for that collection.

Note: Descriptions for path variables and URL params are currently NOT shown in the documentation.

You can hide and show the value and description column in the data editor by clicking on the ellipsis (…) in the top right corner of the editor, and unchecking the columns that you want to hide.

Note: Descriptions are metadata for a request and are NOT sent with your HTTP request. This reminder is displayed when you mouse over the title of the description column.

2 thoughts on “Descriptions for request attributes in Postman”

    1. Hi Andrew, there is no ETA on this, but we're working on this currently. Please stay tuned for latest updates!

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