[Phpmyadmin-devel] Grid editing versus Inline edit

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Fri Jul 22 16:42:58 CEST 2011

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>
>>>> 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?
> IMO yes, it should replace inline edit. I stated it above to make
> sure everyone who want to test it know that current version is not
> working well with 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.
> 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'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.
> When I made this "Edit mode", I was thinking about clicking data with
> a link, for example foreign key in InnoDb table. We may expect to go
> to the data associated with the foreign value when clicking the link,
> don't we?

Yes. With the current way you are tracking the mouse inside a cell (and
display the down arrow), edit mode is needed.

Is is possible to not have an edit mode; then the user, clicking on a
data link, would follow the link, but clicking anywhere in the cell
would put this cell in edit mode?

We need to find the most intuitive way of editing and I need to be
convinced that this is not by clicking.

Marc Delisle

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