Question of the day

Arantor

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Question of the day
« on November 8th, 2012, 05:09 AM »
Is it wrong that I find it *much* easier to write new table queries directly in SQL than to use the mess that phpMyAdmin has become?

Do you really need a draggable popup that contains the information needed to make columns? Do you have to make things so filling in every column requires many tabs, or worse lots and lots of dragging?
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Re: Question of the day
« Reply #1, on November 8th, 2012, 05:55 AM »
Nah, I do the same thing myself, too much clicking for my taste at times.

What version of phpMyAdmin are you using? I'm currently on version 3.4.10. (Installed automatically using Linuxmint). 3.5.3 is latest. I remember seeing some annoyance I didn't like with the new "flashier phpMyAdmin" and looked for settings, I can not remember what I changed but I now I am no longer annoyed with using it.

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Re: Question of the day
« Reply #2, on November 8th, 2012, 06:37 AM »
No, it's not wrong. PMA is going the wrong way. I like their older versions better.
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Re: Question of the day
« Reply #3, on November 8th, 2012, 09:44 AM »
Well, since PMA started using Ajax everywhere, it took a while to get used, but overall I'm fine with it as long as it allows me to use it the old-fashioned way...
What I don't get is that the Inline Edit feature only saves changes when you hit submit... Logically, it should do it on focusout() ;)

Haven't created a table in a long time though... I'd usually do it through a query as well, because usually my tables are copies of what can be found in install.sql...

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Re: Question of the day
« Reply #4, on November 8th, 2012, 03:30 PM »
Never actually used any of the features of PMA beyond SQL input and the table browser. So I don't find that wrong at all.
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Re: Question of the day
« Reply #5, on November 8th, 2012, 04:12 PM »
For the record it's 3.4.10.1 as installed with phpMyAdmin, though it's telling me I should update, but I know I've had trouble in the past with trying to update phpMyAdmin in place.

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Re: Question of the day
« Reply #6, on November 8th, 2012, 10:01 PM »
I don't like the latest versions of phpMyAdmin either because I think they've pretty much bloated the UI. I wouldn't mind so much if the popups would atleast fit properly on my browser... But then again it's my fault for using IE. ;)

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Re: Question of the day
« Reply #7, on November 8th, 2012, 10:07 PM »
Um, it's not just IE, it doesn't fit properly in Chrome either, though I run my window at about 1000px wide instead of full screen and that's just unnecessary to have popups and so on.

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Re: Question of the day
« Reply #8, on November 8th, 2012, 10:21 PM »
Quote from Arantor on November 8th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Um, it's not just IE, it doesn't fit properly in Chrome either, though I run my window at about 1000px wide instead of full screen and that's just unnecessary to have popups and so on.
I see! I've used FF when I ran into this circumstance so I never thought Chrome would be affected as well.