[Phpmyadmin-devel] New feature: Load/save Query-By-Example

Isaac Bennetch bennetch at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 14:43:19 CET 2014

On 2/28/14 7:52 AM, Marc Delisle wrote:
> Hugues Peccatte a écrit :
>> Hi everyone,
>> I just implemented the new feature "Load/save Query-By-Example" (see ticket
>> https://sourceforge.net/p/phpmyadmin/feature-requests/569/ and pull request
>> https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/pull/958).
>> In the UI interface, I used the terms "New search" and "Saved searches".
>> Marc proposed to use the terms "New search definition" and "Saved search
>> definitions".
>> Which one do you prefer? Which one is the more understandable for an
>> english people? Do you have another interesting proposal?
>> Thanks for your feedback.
>> Hugues.
> Hi,
> it could also be "New search bookmark", "Saved search bookmarks", ...

Of the three choices proposed, I most prefer "New search bookmark" and
"Saved search bookmarks". Using the word "query" instead of "search"
also fits nicely.

A few things I noticed while testing this feature:

1) When attempting to save a bookmark without providing a name, instead
of "Missing information to save the search." we should be more specific
and instead say "Please provide a name for this bookmarked query."

In an ideal world, IMO, the proper field should then get focus and have
a light red background until the user starts to type. I don't believe we
do that anywhere, but it is a good way to draw the user's attention to
the blank and required field.

2) I think we should we prompt the user before saving over an existing

Otherwise, very nice job Hugues.

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