[Phpmyadmin-devel] Print CSS and row count for views

Madhura Jayaratne madhura.cj at gmail.com
Sun May 31 17:09:06 CEST 2015

On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 8:26 PM, Isaac Bennetch <bennetch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Deven has done nice work on the print view[0] pull request but we've hit
> a bit of a grey area with regards to what to do with a view count. In
> the database structure page, in the standard "screen-based interface" we
> provide an approximate row count for a view and the user can click on
> the row count to get an exact number.
> With print view, we could handle this in a couple of ways, each of which
> has a tradeoff. I think these are the two that I find most appealing.
> 1) We could only provide an approximate count. This is programmatically
> easiest and provides instant results, but might frustrate some users.
> 2) We could provide an exact count, computed when the user presses the
> print button. We should probably display a dialog during the counting
> such as "Getting an exact count for views, the print dialog will appear
> once the MySQL server is done counting." A shortcoming is that the count
> would only be triggered by the "Print View" link, not when they use
> their print function of the browser. Users with many complex views may
> not care about an exact count and may want a quick print dialog, so we
> might need to provide yet another configuration directive about this.
> How does the rest of the team feel about this?
> 0 - https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/pull/1708
> I am fine with the first option. If a user wants to get the real counts,
he/she can click on the links and then go for the print option, right?
Apart from this, may be we need a way to fetch real counts for all the
views at once (for example, making total count clickable)

Thanks and Regards,

Madhura Jayaratne
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