[Phpmyadmin-devel] Ninad's tree and row editing

Ninad Pundalik ninadsp16289 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 16:41:14 CEST 2010

On 13/07/2010, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
> Ninad,
> when I edit a row, change a value and click Go:
> 1. I get a message "0 rows affected"
> 2. The row is redisplayed without the change
Editing of rows of data from a table?  I'm yet to begin work on Inline
editing.  I am starting that in a couple of hours.

I remember reading a thread on this mailing list where possible
options to enable inline editing were discussed, but I could not find
that thread in the archives.  I have these two ideas in mind:

- User clicks on the edit button in a row.  Inline editing is
activated and input fields are shown in place of the previous data.
The edit button might be highlighted or a different icon could be
used, to show that editing for that row is in progress.
- The user modifies the data, and clicks on the edit button again.  An
Ajax request is fired off.
- If the request completes successfully, the input fields are
hidden/removed and the table shows the new data in that field/row.

- User clicks on the edit button for row1.  Inline editing is
activated same as above.
- User modifies the data, and clicks on the edit button again.  No
Ajax request is fired off, but a 'Save Changes' button is appended
after the data table.
- User modifies row2, same as row1 (or for that matter, any number of rows).
- Once he is satisfied with the changes, he clicks on the save changes
button and the ajax request is fired off, saving changes.

Is there another possible idea for inline editing?  And, which is the
best from them all?  I'll start modifying
libraries/display_tbl.lib.php to include the input fields and start
working on the first idea, till we are sure which idea is better.  It
can be further developed into the second idea with a few changes.

> If I browse the table I see the change but I get:
> Notice in ./libraries/common.lib.php#1065
> Undefined index: cell_align_left
This error was reported by Dieter too.  I'll use the debugger and find
out if there is any statement that is causing
$GLOBALS['cell_align_left'] to be unset before a call to

Ninad S. Pundalik

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