[Phpmyadmin-devel] Extending Console Functionality

Manraj Grover manrajsinghgrover at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 16:02:02 CET 2015


I would like to extend the functionalities of the present Console in
phpMyAdmin as a part of GSoC project. I was testing current one and found
the following issues:

UI improvements:
> The option tab and console pointer are too far away from each other
leading to great mouse traversing time. It should be close enough and not
at the other end given a lot of space is available to use.
> Keyboard use: Escape to close is another thing missing(Minute fix)
> On clicking "Options" a huge div for settings open. Given options are
currently low in number and there is not a lot of text to show, it should
be reduced.Again it increases mouse traversing time.

Currently the console is used for SQL queries. I would like to propose
following additions to it.

> Introduction of version control. (git like feature)
This is a much needed change. How many times it has happened one single
query and your data is lost forever?
This is help keep track of previously saved version of database as a backup
so that user can restore and start working on it if and when required.

>Introduction of opening tabs and filling fields using console
Again another feature that gives console power to do things.

>Introduction of "help" command
It will help users how to use console for example one can execute "help"
for complete help or "help select" to know the details

>Run, preview and then only apply changes to database
Another safety feature that can be included in console making console more

The possibilities are endless. Lets discuss this over and create a working

Manraj Singh Grover
Secretary, IEEE NSIT
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