[Phpmyadmin-devel] Query analyzer

Tyron Madlener tyronx at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 21:35:16 CEST 2011

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 9:13 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
> 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".

It's a good example but probably doesn't quite represent what a
database administrator should be doing (as in staring at the screen
looking for activity spikes all day long ;-), meaning it could also be
under permanent heavy load.

> Do you plan to add a bold title for this paragraph?

That would look not harmonic to me. That paragraph should be read as
part of the 'Using the Monitor'-"chapter", but putting a bold line
above there would make it look like it's not part of 'Using the
Monitor'. Then I would need to make the other bold lines in a bigger
font, which might not look the same nice.
Does that make sense somehow? :)

>>>>> 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.
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