I have an application in which there is a filter bar. These filters are clickable labels. After clicking one, this label becomes a editable.
Recently, we added functionality to use variable names in the textfield e.g. '$CURRENT_USER$'.
When the filter is in label mode, it shows the actual value (for example 'RobAu'). This looks good, but now I arrive at my problem: how to tell the user that a variable is being used instead of a hard-coded value?
I want to display the actual value of this filter, so the user can visually match the search results from looking at the filter (instead of having to translate 'CURRENT USER'.). Although, maybe that is not necessary?
The user now gets an unexpected change (from RobAu -> $CURRENT_USER$), and I though it would be a good idea to have an indication on 'RobAu' so you know it will change to some variable name.