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Bug 122007 - Support for multiple selection of list entries in data series selection
Summary: Support for multiple selection of list entries in data series selection
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
Version:
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6.1.3.2 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Chart-Enhancements
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Reported: 2018-12-10 10:56 UTC by Markus Elfring
Modified: 2019-08-22 13:44 UTC (History)
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Description Markus Elfring 2018-12-10 10:56:45 UTC
Build-ID: 86daf60bf00efa86ad547e59e09d6bb77c699acb

A long list of field names can be presented by the page “Chart wizard: 3. Data series” for a chosen table.
I came along the use case that I would like to reduce the displayed data series list considerably (while keeping the source table unmodified).
I would appreciate then if several unwanted lists entries could be marked so that they can be excluded by a single click on the button “Remove” (or a correspopnding keyboard shortcut).
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2019-01-14 16:14:10 UTC
Hello,
I think we can also close this one as a dupe of bug 53300

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 53300 ***
Comment 2 Markus Elfring 2019-01-14 16:36:28 UTC
(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #1)
The topic “Chart: Impossible to choose non-contiguous range when editing data range with use of the Expand button” is related a bit.
But I imagine that it could become easier to support the deletion of selected entries from the data series list directly.
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2019-01-17 11:05:15 UTC
You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
else confirms it.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2019-06-27 16:59:04 UTC
This enhancement has been in UNCONFIRMED status for a while, moving it to NEW...

Note to the reporter: Changing the status to NEW doesn't mean the enhancement is going to be implemented. In order to do so, either you implement it yourself, you find someone to do it for you or you get professional support < https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/ >
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-19 09:13:46 UTC
(In reply to Markus Elfring from comment #0)
> I came along the use case that I would like to reduce the displayed data
> series list considerably (while keeping the source table unmodified).

Why don't you just select those columns that you want to include in the chart?
Comment 6 Markus Elfring 2019-08-19 12:02:28 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #5)
Please take another look at configuration challenges around long list of field names.
Under which circumstances would you like to work with multiple selection of list entries?
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-20 07:47:15 UTC
There are plenty of options to sort/filter/select data. Please give an example of your complexity.

As a note: You filed a lot of tickets around charts and pivot tables and we are happy for every input. Even when some of your ideas get rejected, please don't hesitate to continue. Thing is that we have to balance easy of use for novices and extended functionality for experts, so some less frequently used or very special enhancement requests drop out. And last but not least we have to consider the limited development resources.
Comment 8 Markus Elfring 2019-08-20 09:00:13 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #7)
Are you used to the exclusion (or removal) of several entries from list widgets by the functionality “multiple selection”?
Comment 9 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-20 09:02:55 UTC
(In reply to Markus Elfring from comment #8)
> Are you used to the exclusion (or removal) of several entries from list
> widgets by the functionality “multiple selection”?

Absolutely yes. Dealing with multi-selection in lists is a very common interaction. But I'm not sure how this question is related to your request.
Comment 10 Markus Elfring 2019-08-20 13:52:49 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #9)
> Dealing with multi-selection in lists is a very common interaction.

This is fine.


> But I'm not sure how this question is related to your request.

Why do you get understanding difficulties for the application of this technique for the exclusion (or removal) of several fields (in the corresponding configuration dialogue of the chart wizard)?
Comment 11 Thomas Lendo 2019-08-21 07:58:11 UTC
As far as I understand in these cryptic comments, it should be possible to select multiple entries in the data series list of the third step of the chart creating wizard dialog.

Now you can only select one by one and then clicking add, remove or up/down.

Selecting multiple entries would simplify the handling of many entries. But it helps only for the remove command, I assume. How will be handled multiple selection by the other commands?

Additional request is to make it possible to type the delete key instead of clicking at the remove button.
Comment 12 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-22 12:37:17 UTC
We had this topic on the agenda of the weekly design meeting. Multi-selection in the chart wizard lists makes no sense and removing entries is only necessary if the selected range has not been chosen carefully. So closing this as WFM.
Comment 13 Markus Elfring 2019-08-22 12:51:59 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #12)
> Multi-selection in the chart wizard lists makes no sense

I disagree.


> and removing entries is only necessary if the selected range has not been chosen carefully.

Please check the mentioned use case once more.

Can other contributors convince you better for corresponding application needs?