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Viewing entries - custom views and other issues

  1. beedle

    Regarding this viewing of entries in the backend.

    1. I'd like to see custom views set up. For example, I could set up a custom view that would include First Name, Last Name, Birth Date, Passport Number, and Country of Citizenship. And then another with just First Name, Last Name, and T-shirt Size. The first could be called Travel Info and then second T-Shirt or something like that. Clicking on those links (or selecting from a drop down at the top of the list) would display the data with just those columns/fields.

    2. Another way to implement this would be to have the view variables in the URL. Certainly not something as lengthy as "?First_Name=on etc etc" as that would get unusuably long. But maybe a number that represents which columns are on an off. Then I could simply go through and create the views, copy the URL, and then make a password protected page of quick views. Being able to embed the table in a normal Wordpress would be very nice as well.

    3. If #1 and #2 are unlikely to ever be implemented or even if it will be a while, I think there are a few significant errors with choosing the columns/fields for display. I created a travel registration form for a client and they are quite unhappy with the way it is now. Given that the form has several dozen fields, the Inactive List is very long. This means that to add something towards the bottom to the Active List, they have to click and drag and wiggle at the top to get it to scroll up and then cross over to drop it into the Active List. This could be helped two ways: #1 - Make the inactive list check marks. There's not really much of a reason to reorder the inactive list. Just have checkboxes and then a Make Active or Add button. Then once they are in the Active list, that relatively shorter list can do the fancy drag/drop/reorder. Also make a "Clear List" button for the Active List. #2 If you don't want to go to the check boxes, then at the very least make both the Active and Inactive List boxes expand to the length of the longest list. Currently, the Inactive List spills way, way over the bottom border line of the box but the Active list remains a small box at the very top. If the inactive and the active list were as long as the list of fields, then at least the client could add things to the Active list simply by dragging them to the left and dropping. Then they could go up and reorder. This would avoid that awkward and tedious scroll to the top with each field.

    Thanks, guys. I think implementing ANY of the suggestions here would do a good bit to improve the back end of GF and the plugin itself.

    Posted 12 years ago on Tuesday February 7, 2012 | Permalink
  2. beedle

    One other thing I forgot to mention that the client specifically requested was the ability to use CTRL or SHIFT to select multiple fields from the Inactive list.

    Posted 12 years ago on Tuesday February 7, 2012 | Permalink
  3. anjoalre

    I totally agree, these should get into the to do list, in the benefit of all for a better GF.
    Please consider these!


    Posted 12 years ago on Friday May 25, 2012 | Permalink