Set action run Description in All Workflows view

Is there a way to set/update the workflow description in the All workflows view? Currently it seems like it’s always displaying the workflow name.

I would like to set a description based on input from a workflow dispatch event. Example would be the “Deploy” instead saying “Deploy staging/LATEST” or something in that manner. Where “staging” and “LATEST” are two inputs to the Workflow Dispatch Event.

I don’t want to update the “name” of the workflow to include the variables since this messes with the Names of available workflows in menus in Github. Today we include the variables in the Job name instead but that is not reflected on the first page.

(This is a sample project, don’t judge me for committing to master :wink: )

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Thanks for your feedback.
The description of a workflow run is automatically generated with the fixed format, and GitHub does not support to customize the description currently.

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I think this is a good suggestion. Without it, the list of historical runs will always show the same auto-generated text. I would like to be able to show what branch the user selected while performing a manual run.