Offer a way to match the Column code names
.... (e.g. HD02_S159) between tables from different years.
The Census only offers search by topic, not by Column codes. So in order to match columns between ACS and Census of different years, you have to download lots of data and then manually compare it to find Columns in common between years
Thanks for taking the time to make a suggestion. For the time being, Census Reporter is focused on the American Community Survey. Issues of comparison across Census products are pretty complicated -- even if you find columns in common, it's not always clear that responses in two different releases are comparable.
In general, we suggest that people check out IPUMS.org for support with cross-comparing data over longer terms and over different Census data products.