On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Yury Katkov <katkov.juriy@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks Yaron!

That may work but it means that I'll have to add N categories for each
hierarchical library with N items in it.

Yes. That may or may not be a big deal, depending on what N is. :)
What do you think about subobjects? I don't know if I can bind
together two subobjects with a property... can I?

Yes, you could probably do that... I forgot that subobjects can be nested down any number of levels. If you can think of a way to define a subobject hierarchy that that doesn't end up looking horrible on the page, I'd be curious to see it.

Yury Katkov, WikiVote

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM, Yaron Koren <yaron@wikiworks.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> You can do that in Semantic Forms already with the "category" and
> "categories" input types. Those require the CategoryTree extension to be
> installed, and they only work with categories. However, you can create a set
> of categories just for the sake of creating an SF input - the template
> doesn't need to add the page to the category selected; it can treat the
> selected value as just a normal property value. That would be a hack, but
> then again, categories are a very convenient way of defining hierarchies
> within MediaWiki.
> If there were going to be an SMW-based way of defining hierarchy, though, I
> would think that, yes, it would require creating a separate page for each
> item. It may seem like overkill, but I can't think of another way to do it.
> -Yaron
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Yury Katkov <katkov.juriy@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi !
>> We're trying to create a form input for semantic forms that will allow
>> users to pick the value of a field from the hierarchy (tree). For
>> example we have hierarchical list of employee key competences that are
>> structured like this:
>> 1. Withstand the negative health effects
>> 1.1. Withstand the negative weather effects
>> 1.1.1 Withstand the wind
>> 1.1.2. Withstand the fire
>> 1.2. Withstand the negative psychological atmosphere
>> 1.2.1.
>> 1.2.2
>> ... and so on.
>> We want to support such hierarchies and now are searching for a
>> flexible way for that. We want such hierarchies to be input from the
>> Semantic Forms and to be collapsible lists in the 'filtered' format.
>> Of course, our desire is that these objects be native to SMW, but it
>> seems unnecessary to to generate one page per hierarchy item
>> Any ideas on how to better represent such trees in SMW?
>> Cheers,
>> Yury Katkov, WikiVote
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