Bug 98207 - UI issues with standard filter dialog
Summary: UI issues with standard filter dialog
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on: 98239 98240
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Reported: 2016-02-26 11:27 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2017-10-24 11:23 UTC (History)
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Standard filter (17.91 KB, image/png)
2016-02-26 11:27 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description Heiko Tietze 2016-02-26 11:27:01 UTC
Created attachment 123009 [details]
Standard filter

Access to the "standard filter" (which is rather an overview of the current setup) is possible from the autofilter overlay widget or via menu: data > more filters > standard filter.


1. The dialog has no means to remove rows. So when you want to configure the filter it cannot be done here (although it is possible to add more filters). Likely the row is not applied when field name is "-none-". I suggest to add buttons to add new and delete exisiting filters.

2. The dialog is badly sized and cannot made smaller (running on LibO fresh on KDE).

3. When the current filter contains of many lengthy items, which can easily happen for text, the value input grows to a length above real screen estate. I suggest to cut the text with ellipsis.

4. The OR condition is questionable since OR usually requires brackets. The evaluationn of <foo> AND <bar> OR <baz> AND <qux> is not straightforward. Dropping OR would be the easiest solution. But probably not the best.
Comment 1 raal 2016-02-27 10:17:53 UTC
one issue, one bug. This should be splitted.

1 - yes, enhancement
2 - WFM, ubuntu Unity. The dialog has minimal size, but can be sized.
3 - Confirm. bug.
4 - Disagree, delete "OR" is lost of functionality. Also needed for compatibility with excel.

Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2016-02-27 19:18:54 UTC
Two sub tasks created, OR discussion could run here. Forward to ux-advice...
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-02-28 00:22:27 UTC
Issue 1: bug 98239
Issue 2 and 3: bug 98240
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:39:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2017-10-24 11:23:11 UTC
Description does not meet minimum requirements of QA.