#110 Drop-down list of existing metadata values

pending-fixed
nobody
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2012-05-29
2012-01-27
Colin Bird
No

When supplying values for metadata keys, it would be very helpful to be able to see - in a drop-down list - the existing values, especailly for larger projects, when both the number of keys and the range of spellings can so easily proliferate. You can see one example of a situation in which such drop-down lists are almost essential if a metadata scheme is to work effectively at http://www.ourexperiment.org/preload_metadata

Discussion

  • Tim Parkinson
    Tim Parkinson
    2012-02-17

    • priority: 5 --> 6
    • milestone: --> 2559225
     
  • Justin Bradley
    Justin Bradley
    2012-02-20

    • labels: --> Metadata
     
  • Andrew Milsted
    Andrew Milsted
    2012-05-28

    Implmented svn:435

     
  • Andrew Milsted
    Andrew Milsted
    2012-05-28

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • Andrew Milsted
    Andrew Milsted
    2012-05-29

    • milestone: 2559225 --> v9.9 - Future Development
    • status: closed-fixed --> pending-fixed
     
  • Andrew Milsted
    Andrew Milsted
    2012-05-29

    From Colin's Post
    http://aurora.labtrove.org/preload_metadata/47/Testing_green_tea_without_lemon.html

    Testing green tea without lemon
    29th May 2012 @ 09:49
    Green Tea: Pouchong
    Water: Hard
    Select Metadata for tea as the Section key

    Well, I was expecting to have a drop-down list of the existing values for 'Green tea', and then for 'Water'. Instead, I get the type-ahead options for the first character that I enter, which implies that I need to know the existing values in advance. I realise I can glance to the right, but that's taking my attention away from the field I'm entering. What I had in mind when submitting the feature request was the same drop-down as for the keys. Using Water as an example, the list would show me:

    Hard
    Soft
    -- New value --
    To be fair, this form of list is much much better than no list at all, but it seems to me that it could be just that bit smarter still.