[Phpmyadmin-devel] Regarding RFE #908

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Tue Jul 8 14:31:16 CEST 2014

Le 2014-07-08 07:52, Ashutosh Dhundhara a écrit :
> Hi,
> I have got some ideas regarding RFE #908
> <http://sourceforge.net/p/phpmyadmin/feature-requests/908/> (Improvements for
> the table editor (index creation)).
> *_1. Making Column section on 'Add Index' dialog sort-able._*
> With this user will be able to change the order of columns in case of
> composite keys.
> *_2. Displaying a dialog box when multiple columns for same type of
> index are selected on 'Create table' page._*
> This dialog will have two options: 'Create new' and 'Create composite'.
> - 'Create new' will allow user to create a new single column key. (Table
> can have only one Primary key)
> - 'Create composite' will allow user to add that column to a existing
> key (to be created) and sort the order of columns.
> Will this implement this feature request?

Hi Ashutosh,
first, the feature request says "If I add two indexed fields to a
table"; remember that this action can be done on initial table creation,
and when adding columns on an existing table.

About your suggestion #1, are you talking about the dialog that appears
after choosing table Structure > Indexes > Create an index on x columns
? If so, the user can already choose the columns in the correct order;
so you want to help the user change his mind when creating the index?

I am not against, but this would be more useful when _editing_ an index.
Or it can be done in both situations.

About your suggestion #2, if the user chose PRIMARY in the selector for
two columns, it makes no sense to show this additional dialog (unless
you want him to confirm that the PRIMARY will be composite) but it makes
sense to allow column sorting.

If he chose UNIQUE or INDEX, instead of "Create new" I would say "Create
single-column indexes". The other message could be "Create a composite
index" but do you suggest that this choice opens the already-existing
Edit index dialog, which you would prefill with the chosen column names?

As per the feature request, the default choice should be to create
single-column indexes.

As I told to Smita for her project, it's better to reuse existing
interfaces, in this case the existing index editor.

Marc Delisle | phpMyAdmin

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