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Bug #5090

Report Layout interface is confusing wrt locking and switching to old layouts

Added by Derik Barseghian over 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Category:
reporting
Target version:
Start date:
07/09/2010
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Bugzilla-Id:
5090

Description

I'm unhappy with how the report layout 'lock edit mode' button works. By default, it's unlocked, and when you first click on a run, you're warned you'll lose your current report layout (even if your current layout is empty, and even if you're changing to the same report layout). On the warning dialog you may say "don't warn me again", but this is on a per window basis, and can get tedious.

If you click the 'lock edit mode' button, on every single run you click on, you have to OK a warning message reminding you you're locked, this gets extremely tedious.

One idea: if there was a distinction in the gui and code between your "currently under construction layout associated with the current window's workflow" vs historic layouts, and an easy way to switch between the two, as well as copy a historic layout into your "currently under construction layout", that might make the gui less confusing and burdensome since there would be no need for locking.

History

#1 Updated by Derik Barseghian over 8 years ago

I simplified this quite a bit some time ago and got rid of the lock edit mode button. It could be improved further though.

#2 Updated by Daniel Crawl over 8 years ago

If the layout is empty, the warning dialog about discarding the current layout should not appear. (There's no layout to discard.) It'd be nice if this were fixed for next reporting release.

#3 Updated by Derik Barseghian over 8 years ago

fixed this at r27806

(In reply to comment #2)

If the layout is empty, the warning dialog about discarding the current layout
should not appear. (There's no layout to discard.) It'd be nice if this were
fixed for next reporting release.

#4 Updated by Redmine Admin over 6 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 5090

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