[Phpmyadmin-devel] Shortcut to add columns from central list to a table

Smita kumarismita62 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 17:55:06 CEST 2014

On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 7:37 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:

> Smita a écrit :
> > Hi
> >
> > I wanted to have some ideas about where and how should we keep option to
> > add a column from central list while we are adding new columns to any
> > table.
> > I can think of two ways:
> > 1.  Add a drop down to select a column from central list. and on select
> of
> > a column auto populate all the other attributes field. [see 1.png]
> Hi Smita,
> I think we can reject #1 because AFAIK there would be no way to type a
> column name (which is not present in the central list).
I didn't mean to have only dropdown for selecting column. User can type
himself as well if they wish.
choosing from central columns dropdown is optional. If user select from
central columns dropdown then all the fields including name will be
populated itself and which user can modify if needed.
Also if user doesn't select anything from central columns then they can
type all the fields himself same as before.

> >
> > 2. Make the current "Name" field as dropdown, which will have all the
> > columns from central list as options plus one option that let user to
> write
> > column name himself. [see 2.png, 3.png]
> This would work, but I am concerned about the number of columns in the
> dropdown if they are numerous. We had a similar problem with the foreign
> key selection, that's why we added
> $cfg['ForeignKeyMaxLimit'] = 100;
> and added a panel to browse the foreign values. Since RFE #1487, this
> panel is a modal dialog and if you go this way, I would expect a modal
> dialog as well.
> Yeah, we can keep model dialogue as well. Did you mean like pic 4.png ?
Where on click of "Pick from central columns", a model dialogue to chose a
column from the list will open.

> >
> > Please suggest what should look good and if have any other ideas.
> In the SQL query box, there is a "Columns" panel where you can pick a
> column and click on "<<"; however I'm not sure about the fate of this
> panel, you might talk with Edward Cheng about that.  If this feature
> stays or is moved to the new SQL console, we'll have to see about
> integration with the central list.
Yeah, sure.

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