[Phpmyadmin-devel] Grid editing versus Inline edit

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Fri Jul 22 15:51:25 CEST 2011

Le 2011-07-22 09:16, Aris Feryanto a écrit :
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
>> Hi, I just tried Aris's new feature: grid editing (or Edit mode). A
>> few things are not ready, for example ENUM, SET and TEXT editing;
>> however I feel that with this, we won't need inline edit (for rows)
>> any more.
> Hi Marc and all,
> Yes, it is still not complete yet. I'm still working on adding
> support for different data types and fixing bugs. Things I've
> noticed:
> - the feature still does not work well with inline edit

Don't you think that this feature should replace inline edit?

> - there is still a problem with data transformation - make grid
> editing available to those table cell which doesn't have .inline_edit
> class (e.g., TEXT)
> I also planned to add an option to turn on/off "ask before saving".
> Besides these things, the UI and editing mode can be tested in [0].
> Any feedback or comment is really appreciated.

Saving is done by clicking outside the cell, right? But it's not
explained, should it be?

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.

I'm also wondering about the "Edit mode". Why not just enter edit when
someone clicks on data? I know that, currently, clicking on data
produces row marking and ticks the checkbox, but this could be improved.
After all, the most probable intention from a user (with a spreadsheet
knowledge) clicking on data is to edit it.

> [0] http://demo.phpmyadmin.net/gsoc-aris

Marc Delisle

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