I'm using CiviCRM 4.7.27 with Wordpress and am trying to figure out how to customize the default results table that is shown when "find contributions" is run. Normally, the search shows a table with the columns: name, amount, type, etc. I would like to customize which columns are shown for the search result but cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this.
I tried to create a profile with the columns I want to view and enabled "Used for: search views". However, when I tried to add a Contributions field to the profile, I got the error "Contribution cannot be used as a result column for profile searches."
Also, supposing I was able to create the profile with the fields that I want, it is not clear how to use it for the search view, since the "find contributions" page does not seem to allow a view to be chosen. Also, the "advanced search" page does not show the profile I created in the "Display Results As Views For Display Contacts" dropdown menu.
Any help would be much appreciated! BTW, this was the reference page I consulted to try to get this feature to work: https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Format+Advanced+Search+Result+Columns