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

Deven Bansod devenbansod.bits at gmail.com
Sun May 31 20:02:02 CEST 2015

On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 8:39 PM, Madhura Jayaratne <madhura.cj at gmail.com>

> 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)

​The feature already exists in some inconsistent way.
The 'Total Rows' in 'information_schema' is clickable and gets all the real
row counts.
But in db like 'sakila', which has both tables and views, it is not

I created a new feature request related to this : [0]
and submitted a PR : [1]

​[0] : https://sourceforge.net/p/phpmyadmin/feature-requests/1676/
[1] : https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/pull/1709​

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> Madhura Jayaratne
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