Collection Variables tab is not there

Select a collection, the tab for Collection Variables does not appear. Tabs show are: Overview, Authorization, Pre-request Script, Tests. No Variables tab.

Postman for Mac

Version 10.22.6
UI version 10.22.6-ui-240122-0621
Desktop platform version 10.22.0
Architecture arm64
OS platform OS X 22.6.0

Hey @aburkholder :wave:

Welcome to the Postman community :pray:

Can you provide an image of the tab you have open please?

Are you sure you’re looking at a Collection tab and not a Folder tab?

Arrow points to the tab row

You have a Folder tab open that’s within the Collection.

The Collection would be the one named ... Widgets.

Oh. Not intuitive, but your answer is correct. Thank you so much for your quick response.

Glad you got it sorted.

We’re always looking for ways to improve things so if you have suggestions that would make that more intuitive, that team would welcome that feedback. :pray:t2:

You would have need to expand the Collection in the right sidebar to see the subfolders, there’s also an indentation in the structure to give that a tree view style appearance.

Above the tabs overview, there’s a breadcrumb showing you where you are in the Collection structure.

Some small eye icon or something to the right of components/labels that contain other things would be useful. It is painful to click on every word or blank space to see if something magically appears.

I’m not sure I follow what you mean here.

Could you use more visual examples of the flows, please.

Things in red are what I envision. Something (anything) to indicate that “there is more here than what you see”. Make an icon instead of making the entire label/component a link. Make the hover-over tooltips give a hint what is being linked to. Create links when variables are referenced in the headers and elsewhere … there are too many potential scopes, and trying to find where the variable came from can become a monumental pain point.

Hi @aburkholder.

Thank you for this feedback. Do you mind submitting this feedback as a feature request here?

Done: Postman UI - Indicate hidden content · Issue #12611 · postmanlabs/postman-app-support · GitHub

thank you for your responses, and for listening.

Hi @aburkholder, thanks for the suggestions and raising the feature request.

You can hover over the linked variables to understand their initial value, current value and scope. When the variable contains a secret, this would be masked by default.

Yes, which is useful for value verification, but not useful if I need to change the value (let’s say, like a limited life token). Especially if the collection is one that is not used often. Finding where that variable lives can be difficult, especially when each variable scope lives under different access paths in the Postman UI. It is incredibly unintuitive, and very demotivating.

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