Bug 114116 - Dialog "assign datasource" in Writer doesn't display the source name in the list
Summary: Dialog "assign datasource" in Writer doesn't display the source name in the list
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Database-Wizard
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Reported: 2017-11-28 13:11 UTC by Thomas Krumbein
Modified: 2023-07-26 16:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Dialog "assign database" (16.32 KB, image/png)
2017-11-28 13:12 UTC, Thomas Krumbein

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Description Thomas Krumbein 2017-11-28 13:11:34 UTC
In Writer you can assign a data-source to the document (i.e. for mail-merge).
You can open this dialog with menu: Edit - change datasource ?? in German: Bearbeiten - Datenbank austauschen.

Dialog opens an dyou can assign a current or an new datasource.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create first an small darta-source - for example a writer-document with a table inside and same datas.
2. open a new writer document. then use menu: edit - change database
3. select your first created writer-document and choose the table. 
4. Click on assign

Actual Results:  
Dialog close immideatly.

Reopen the dialog - the actual assined datasource (listbox left) is empty.

Expected Results:
As happend in version 5.3/5.4:
Clicking on button "assign" (3) will not close the dialog but assign the datasource to the document - the source should be visible in the left listbox above (1)
When reopening the dialog, all used datasources (assigned) will be visible in the left listbox. 

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
In the background the dialog works well - so the selected datasource is assigned to the document - only visible in the text line (2). 

There should be a differnce between buttons "assign" and "close". actual both do the same.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Comment 1 Thomas Krumbein 2017-11-28 13:12:23 UTC
Created attachment 138041 [details]
Dialog "assign database"
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2017-12-03 12:13:39 UTC

Version: (x64)
Build ID: cc1db6f2b0ebe05ae807628778835b62df00eca2
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-12-03_00:59:10
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); Calc: group threaded
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2017-12-04 15:11:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Thomas Krumbein 2017-12-04 19:03:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Timur 2017-12-05 12:41:00 UTC
This bug has 2 issues:
1. the button "Define" should only assign the data-base and refresh the left list, and not also close it (there's another "Close" button) 
2. on dialog (re)open, the actual defined datasource (listbox left) should be populated

And I note that: This is Edit-Exchange Database..
Looks like not well chosen name "Exchange Database". Maybe it's better to have "Change Data Source" here.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-12-06 03:58:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2020-12-06 04:02:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2022-12-07 03:22:22 UTC
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