Confused by XXXXXXXXXX-

The developer page shows tokens you have generated with a placeholder like XXXXXXXXXX-123456. One user of the open source bunq integration I helped create was confused by this. He pasted the XXXXX's into the YNAB token field and wondered why it didn't work. See https://together.bunq.com/d/25260-ynab-en-bunq/60

How can it be made clearer that the XXXXXX is a placeholder and not part of the token?

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  • Really?  That confused you?

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    • Saish Dawg "One user of the open source bunq integration I helped create was confused by this." It wasn't the OP who was confused.

      Wessel Why not just say this is an example, yours will vary rather than getting into what characters are and are not legal to be in the token.

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      • 1 mth ago
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      Saish Dawg Yeah, it caught me off guard last year, and now there's someone else being confused.

      Essentially you don't expect the token to be shown only once, so your mind is not open to that option.

      I'm trying to add a check that verifies the token, and says so if it contains X.

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  • Still surprised this caused confusion.  It's a fairly normal pattern, called a mask, to indicate either the format to follow or that items have been obfuscated. 

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  • Wessel Would a note work for your formatting?

    XXXXXXXXXX-123456*

    *XXXXXX is a placeholder and not part of the token

    Or something of that nature?

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      • wessel
      • 1 mth ago
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      Faness Thanks for your reply!  I don't think anyone reads footnotes, or bold red text either.

      What do you think about:

      ...-123456

      (... first 56 characters hidden...)-123456

      The token ending in 123456

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      • wessel
      • 1 mth ago
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      Faness Just created a token again. The real token is a popup on top of the page, while the masked token appears right above the "New Token" button, exactly where your eyes are hovering.

      Why not show the entire token in the list as well as the popup?

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    • Wessel I think this would fall under a feature request, but I'm going to run this by our API team to see if they can offer any other insights! :)

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