[Phpmyadmin-devel] Grid editing versus Inline edit

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Sun Jul 24 14:38:53 CEST 2011

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

> 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.

> Hope that helps.
> ~Isaac
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