[Phpmyadmin-devel] Query analyzer

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Sat Jul 30 20:13:59 CEST 2011

Le 2011-07-30 14:05, Tyron Madlener a écrit :

>>>> As mentioned in the Instructions dialog you will need to first setup
>>>> logging then select a time span in any of the charts. This will open a
>>>> dialog that let's you load the logs.
>> I admit I had not read all the "Using the monitor" explanation, but I
>> have a suggestion. The second paragraph starting with "When you get to
>> see..." should have a bold title like "Displaying queries for a time
>> span". This would have got my attention better.
> Ok, I've changed the whole paragraph to:
> "To display queries from the logs, select the relevant time span on
> any chart by holding down the left mouse button and panning over the
> chart. Once confirmed, this will load a table of grouped queries,
> there you may click on any occuring SELECT statements to further
> analyze them."
> This is shorter and should be more clear, I hope :)

Well, I liked the idea of "sudden spike of activity".

Do you plan to add a bold title for this paragraph?
>>>> Might be worth considering to open the same dialog through a link at
>>>> the top right to the instructions link.
>>> Or I could add a notice below the charts advising the users to select
>>> a time span.
>> Could be useful but users should have read the instructions :)
> If we can lead the user to use the tool correctly in a subtle way,
> it's definitely better I think. Only question is whether a notice box
> below the charts is subtle enough ;-)
> I'll leave it as it is for now and we just observe how many users don't find it.
>> Another suggestion: near the "Disable" links for the logs, add links to
>> disable and empty the logs in one click, unless you find this too dangerous.
> Yea I was also thinking of adding a link to empty the table. Combining
> that with a log disable is a good idea too.
> Thanks for having a look at my work.

Marc Delisle

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