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Improve DataDump's user experience
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Description

Feature Request: Improve DataDump's user experience.

Current Situation: Currently, if one wants to delete multiple generated dumps, they have to delete each dump individually in separate actions, each time manually reloading the special page first. So, this is actually two problems, itemized in turn:

  1. Performing multiple actions in a single action is currently not possible; and,
  2. Special page is not automatically updated after an action is performed

Request:

  1. Automatically update, populate, or otherwise refresh the special page after action is performed;
  2. Redesign and improve UI of DataDump extension to improve user experience, one such method would be to create an additional column in the extension that would be a check box to allow for multiple dumps to be selected

Event Timeline

Dmehus triaged this task as Normal priority.Thu, Jan 7, 17:10
Dmehus created this task.
Universal_Omega lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.Fri, Jan 8, 01:17
Universal_Omega removed a project: Extensions.
Universal_Omega renamed this task from Improve DataDump's user experience (Feature Request) to Improve DataDump's user experience.Sat, Jan 9, 00:54

If you can only generate one dump at a time then why is this needed?

If you can only generate one dump at a time then why is this needed?

@Universal_Omega Well, that's precisely the issue. Because we can only generate one dump at a time, it causes an issue with having to click the special page "refresh" link at the bottom of the page, which is sub-optimal from the perspective of wanting to generate all three dumps. Moreover, as you noted on T6698, if I'm remembering correctly, the issue with the duplicate log entries is likely related to clicking on that refresh link. So, I'm just saying, let's do away with that rudiamentary refresh link, which was fine when we hacked the extension together, and improve the overall user interface and design. Hope that helps and makes sense.

If you can only generate one dump at a time then why is this needed?

@Universal_Omega Well, that's precisely the issue. Because we can only generate one dump at a time, it causes an issue with having to click the special page "refresh" link at the bottom of the page, which is sub-optimal from the perspective of wanting to generate all three dumps. Moreover, as you noted on T6698, if I'm remembering correctly, the issue with the duplicate log entries is likely related to clicking on that refresh link. So, I'm just saying, let's do away with that rudiamentary refresh link, which was fine when we hacked the extension together, and improve the overall user interface and design. Hope that helps and makes sense.

I mean you can only generate one dump total. Not one dump at a time. Only 1 dump can exist at the same time, of each type. Because you would only have to return back to the page after doing the generation the first time, twice, the effort to do this task may simply not be worth it. In order to do this, DataDump would need a significant rewrite.

If you can only generate one dump at a time then why is this needed?

@Universal_Omega Well, that's precisely the issue. Because we can only generate one dump at a time, it causes an issue with having to click the special page "refresh" link at the bottom of the page, which is sub-optimal from the perspective of wanting to generate all three dumps. Moreover, as you noted on T6698, if I'm remembering correctly, the issue with the duplicate log entries is likely related to clicking on that refresh link. So, I'm just saying, let's do away with that rudiamentary refresh link, which was fine when we hacked the extension together, and improve the overall user interface and design. Hope that helps and makes sense.

I mean you can only generate one dump total. Not one dump at a time. Only 1 dump can exist at the same time, of each type. Because you would only have to return back to the page after doing the generation the first time, twice, the effort to do this task may simply not be worth it. In order to do this, DataDump would need a significant rewrite.

Yeah, if a significant rewrite is required, well, that's okay, I'm fine with us triaging this as very low priority, but let's keep it on our radar?

If you can only generate one dump at a time then why is this needed?

@Universal_Omega Well, that's precisely the issue. Because we can only generate one dump at a time, it causes an issue with having to click the special page "refresh" link at the bottom of the page, which is sub-optimal from the perspective of wanting to generate all three dumps. Moreover, as you noted on T6698, if I'm remembering correctly, the issue with the duplicate log entries is likely related to clicking on that refresh link. So, I'm just saying, let's do away with that rudiamentary refresh link, which was fine when we hacked the extension together, and improve the overall user interface and design. Hope that helps and makes sense.

I mean you can only generate one dump total. Not one dump at a time. Only 1 dump can exist at the same time, of each type. Because you would only have to return back to the page after doing the generation the first time, twice, the effort to do this task may simply not be worth it. In order to do this, DataDump would need a significant rewrite.

Yeah, if a significant rewrite is required, well, that's okay, I'm fine with us triaging this as very low priority, but let's keep it on our radar?

I honestly don't know if we should. It may never be done, it's far beyond my own capabilities, I think, since I already tried, and the advantages of it don't seem to be worth it, since you can only have 1 dump at the same time, of each type (3 total), I don't see the point, it may never get done, and there to be honest without a near complete rewrite of DataDump's functionality, it may not even be possible.If possible, I don't know how, and the advantages here seem not weigh up to the effort it will take to complete.