[Phpmyadmin-devel] Grid editing versus Inline edit

Aris Feryanto aris_feryanto at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 27 14:54:12 CEST 2011


----- 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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