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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0002128||Ham Radio Deluxe||Enhancement||public||2017-07-13 08:05||2017-09-18 00:08|
|Priority||normal||Severity||minor||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Platform||Intel i7-5960X||OS||Windows 10 Professional x64||OS Version||1703|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||22.214.171.1247|
|Summary||0002128: Logbook filter is difficult to use|
|Description||The logbook filter is difficult to use because it spuriously performs the filtering action based on a timer.|
The user interacts with the filter bar and changes settings to indicate how they want to filter logbook data. At any moment, the timer may fire and cause a re-fetch of the logbook data with the filter criteria applied. Thing is, the user might not be done entering the filter criteria. The timer fires once per second, so it's quite likely the user isn't nearly done with their settings when the application tries to execute them.
Since the logbook is very slow at database access, the act of filtering might take a long time and the user is interrupted. They lose patience, then come back only to find bad data (or no data) populating the logbook.
The filter bar shouldn't execute based on a timer. Instead, it should include an "Execute" push button that the user can poke when the filter options are set to their liking. the button is disabled initially, and becomes enabled when any change is made to the filter settings. When the user presses the button, it executes the filter and repopulates the logbook view. It then disables itself until the next change to the filter settings is made.
With such a UI, the user deliberately makes the changes they want and executes the filtered retrieval only once -- when they're ready to do so.
Maybe, if we can get all the logbook data into memory, or get database access to an acceptable level of performance, we can make filtering more interactive. But I think a first step toward a produt that works beter is a filter interaction pattern that doesn't surprise the user.
|Steps To Reproduce|
1) Open your favorite logbook
2) Activate the Filter bar
3) Enable searching for "Callsign" by marking the "Callsign" check box.
4) You intend to type "K7ZCZ", but only type "K7Z".
5) Wait a few seconds.
6) The logbook reloads using the "K7Z" filter. That's not what you waited.
7) Wait up 20 to 30 seconds for the logbook to load its data.
8) Finish typing "K7ZCZ".
9) If you're lucky, you finish in time before the logbook tries to load itself again.
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|has duplicate||0002171||closed||K7ZCZ||5 - Closed w/o Action||Improve Logbook Performance|
|related to||0001332||closed||K7ZCZ||Ham Radio Deluxe||Logbook Filter Pane Should Be Static Rather Than Dynamic|
|related to||0001504||closed||K7ZCZ||Ham Radio Deluxe||Filter shows empty result (Parent)|
|related to||0002126||closed||K7ZCZ||Ham Radio Deluxe||Logbook Filter shouldn't be enabled for field if field dropdown is blank|
|2017-07-13 08:05||K7ZCZ||New Issue|
|2017-08-01 10:21||K7ZCZ||Relationship added||has duplicate 0002171|
|2017-09-07 13:19||K7ZCZ||Assigned To||=> K7ZCZ|
|2017-09-07 13:19||K7ZCZ||Status||new => resolved|
|2017-09-07 13:19||K7ZCZ||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2017-09-07 13:19||K7ZCZ||Note Added: 0004126|
|2017-09-07 15:59||K7ZCZ||Relationship added||related to 0001332|
|2017-09-07 18:18||K7ZCZ||Fixed in Version||=> 126.96.36.1994|
|2017-09-10 09:38||K7ZCZ||Relationship added||related to 0001504|
|2017-09-10 22:54||K7ZCZ||Relationship added||related to 0002126|
|2017-09-11 21:32||K7ZCZ||Fixed in Version||188.8.131.524 => 184.108.40.2065|
|2017-09-12 03:10||g3ucq||Note Added: 0004167|
|2017-09-14 19:23||K7ZCZ||Fixed in Version||220.127.116.115 => 18.104.22.1687|
|2017-09-18 00:06||WA9PIE||Project||3 - Current Dev List => Ham Radio Deluxe|
|2017-09-18 00:08||WA9PIE||Note Added: 0004220|
|2017-09-18 00:08||WA9PIE||Status||resolved => closed|