The Short Desc. column on the Attributes tab of a record will populate if
  • The Data Type for the Attribute is Table
  • and the Table associated with the Attribute has Short Descriptions for its table entries.
If the Attribute does not have a Data Type of Table, then the Short Desc. column will not populate for that Attribute. If the Attribute does have a Data Type of Table, but the table associate with the Attribute does not have Short Descriptions for its table entries, then the Short Desc. column will not populate. 


The Tables with Short Descriptions in the Raiser's Edge are:
  1. Constituent Codes.
  2. Membership Categories.
  3. Schools.
  4. States.