[Qgis-developer] attribute table issues

Matthias Kuhn matthias.kuhn at gmx.ch
Mon Jan 13 04:04:30 PST 2014

On 01/13/2014 11:46 AM, Alessandro Pasotti wrote:
> 2014/1/13 Régis Haubourg <regis.haubourg at eau-adour-garonne.fr 
> <mailto:regis.haubourg at eau-adour-garonne.fr>>
>     Hi there,
>     as feature freeze is coming, I raise an issue i didn't find in the
>     lists or
>     in the tracker.
>     When working with attribute table, I had many problems on a
>     classical use
>     case. I just explore attribute table, filter, order, and then
>     select lines,
>     and zoom on the map.
>     - selection of lines is very slow even for small tables. Do we need to
>     trigger redraws when the selected features are not in current canvas?
>     Anyway, selecting/ unselecting is to slow
>     - selected line(s) are grey, and my eyes can't see a difference
>     with other
>     non selected lines. I liked old blue 1.x color.
>     - When selecting a set of feature (using maps tools or
>     expression), my first
>     idea is to explore the selected fetaures one by one. So I click on
>     one and
>     then will zoom on the feature, but this refreshes current
>     selection. When
>     displaying only selected items, I loose then my set of selected
>     objects.
>     What is the right workflow? Is there a way to convert a manual
>     selection set
>     into a filter? Or could we add a contextual click to 'zoom on the
>     feature',
>     not modifying current selection?
>     Tell me if I need to open tickets or if someone is already on it.
>     Cheers,
>     Régis
> I'd just add to your notes that IMHO the current attribute search is 
> much less usable than the old one, I feel that the most frequent 
> operation is filtering but you have now to dig into the combo and 
> choose "column filter" to actvate one, while in previous versions the 
> filtering functions were immediately available.
What would be the solution to this?
Promoting the columns to top-level items instead of second-level items?
Or having a single toplevel "Search" item, which searches on all columns?
> -- 
> Alessandro Pasotti
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