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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #105978

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Hi all,

due to a recent posting if there is a way to mark more than one question as visible/hidden at once I found some similar threads in the forum. So I think its worth a second thought and to share ideas.

I searched, how and at what point it would be feasible - useful in design mode on the one hand, and (hopefully) not too difficult to implement.

One useful way and starting point, is may be the Organize question groups/questions view:
1. all groups/guestions are listed already
2. one can go to edit mode of a question (unfortunately not a group) by clicking on the question name
3. the view is well structured

Please see the screenshot below - it' only a collage not an implementation, but I'd like to hear your thought before suggesting it.





What do you think?

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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #105989

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Yup, I think it's a great idea.

One improvement may be to add checkboxes so multiple questions could be selected for bulk actions like "Delete" and "Mandatory".


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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #106004

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Thanks for your feedback!

I think you are right about the bulk actions. It can be done with a single click:
- one click to the visible/hidden icon turns visibility on/off
- one click tothe mandatory icon turns mandatory on/off

The idea is to indicate the status by the color of the icon. grey=off, coloured=on. I like this system used in the backend of contao, a very user-friendly CMS.

To make it more bulky this could once be implemented at geoup level.

Did some more artwork with original limeSurvey icons to demonstrate this an to find a grouping more logically and with better usability than my first scribble:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7yKwjk5CYL8SUlXdVkxSENQWEk/edit?usp=sharing



A grey eye indicates visibility off (=always hide this question),
a green eye indicates visibility on (=always hide this question = no)

A grey exclamation mark indicates "not mandatory", whereas the green exclamation mark indicates "mandatory"

In addition: a click to the eye of exclamation mark in the darker group line coult turn ALL questions on/off (visibility or mandatory)

Of course editing a group by using an icon in the group-level row would be a fine tool too!

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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #106006

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I think this would be a good feature to improve the workflow in Limesurvey. Not sure how easy this is to implement, but looks good to me.
Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #106024

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Thanks for your comments!

How shall I proceed now? Is opening a feature request in the bug/feature tracker ok?
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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #106028

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Hi,

And do all operation in ajax too :).
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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #106035

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Switching visibility and mandatory on/off by ajax is a good idea to improve workflow.

Regrettably the last time I did some coding for LS was a 1.9x version. Can you give me a hint where the backend / design mode page rendering is done in 2.05?
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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #106039

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Regarding the bulk actions, I was thinking more along the lines of being able to select several questions for action, not necessarily all questions. Something like this:

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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #106045

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Ah, I see, it's another approach like in phpMySql :) nice!

The number of clicks necessary to lets say mark eg all Questions of Group2 in the example image would almost be the same and one can check/uncheck all questions at once. Another advantage is may be that various actions can be implemented via the "With selected:" dropdown-menu.

And may be it's more easy to implement in a <form... without ajax by clicking directly to the eye or mandatory icon.

Do you think it is possible to add a checkbox at group level too in this view? As I've seen it's recurrently asked to do an action for all questions of a group.
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GUI suggestion - useful? feasable? 1 year 5 months ago #106048

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Hi there,
some improved artwork now.
- including suggestion of tpartner and DenisChenu
- checkboxes for groups (if possible to implement)
- wider bars (there is more space requred because of the icons on the right)
- adding the move symbol used generally for subquestions for reorganization on the leftmost side


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