[Phpmyadmin-devel] Grid editing versus Inline edit

Dieter Adriaenssens dieter.adriaenssens at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 13:41:41 CEST 2011

2011/7/27 Aris Feryanto <aris_feryanto at yahoo.com>:
> Hi,
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
>> Le 2011-07-23 12:34, Isaac Bennetch a écrit :
>>>  Hi! If I may...
>>>  On Jul 22, 2011, at 12:18 PM, Aris Feryanto <aris_feryanto at yahoo.com>
>>>  wrote:
>>>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>  From: Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
>>>>>  Le 2011-07-22 10:11, Aris Feryanto a écrit :
>>>>>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>  From: Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
>>>>>>>  Le 2011-07-22 09:16, Aris Feryanto a écrit :
>>>>>>>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>>>  From: Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
>>>>>>>  Also, if we compare with a spreadsheet program, saving is
>> not
>>>>>>>  done when exiting a cell, it's done by an explicit
>> click (for
>>>>>>>  example on a Disk button). The user might want to change
>> many
>>>>>>>  columns before saving.
>>>>>>  Great. I think it's good to have the feature to save all
>>>>>>  edited columns at once.
>>>>>  So you'll change the interface to avoid auto-saving after
>>>>>  clicking outside of the modified cell?
>>>>  I'll try to provide these two options for the user to choose: -
>>>>  auto-save (with/without confirmation) - save all edited cells at
>>>>  once
>>>  I've used an AJAX-enabled application in a similar way (I was
>>>  selecting from a dropbox) and waiting for the application to update
>>>  after each selection was slow and frustrating. However, I also just
>>>  used a different application where I spent a few minutes trying to
>>>  figure out why my changes weren't being saved. There's a tiny Save
>>>  button in the corner.
>> The problem was that the Save button was too small or misplaced in this
>> application.
> I just pushed code to my git repo. I added ability to save all edited cells at once (configurable via Settings -> Main frame -> Browse mode -> Save all edited cells at once). But there are still some problems that I'm currently trying to solve:
> - the links for "relation" cells are gone after we save the edited cells
> - all TEXT data type is considered as edited, even when we do not do any editing
> Other than these, I think the user interface and way of editing are ready to be tested.
>>>  Anyway, the point is that I like giving the user the power to chose.
>>>  I thought about it and think I'd prefer to see the choice as a
>>>  checkbox near the top of the results; it wouldn't make sense to put
>>>  it as a config.inc.php setting because I'd want to change it
>>>  depending on the type of fields I'm editing.
>> This would mean we would have two mechanisms for user preferences, which
>> can be confusing. Also, if someone always prefers the choice that is not
>> checked by default, he will complain.
> Currently, I only add the configuration in the Settings page.
> If you have some time, please try the demo at http://demo.phpmyadmin.net/gsoc-aris and I really appreciate if there is any comment or suggestion.
> --
> Aris Feryanto
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Hi all,

I agree with the proposed solutions :

- clicking a cell to activate edit mode (with an exception for cells
that contain a link)
- choice of autosave/save all with a checkbox, but I would prefer the
autosave option as a default. (but I guess this could be set in user
- if the grid editing works fine it can replace inline editing. I
don't see a use for it anymore then.

Kind regards,


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