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Fwd: searchbar

From: "M(at)rton Akos" <makos999(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Fwd: searchbar
Date: 2008-09-23 22:36:54
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Hi List,

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
> Hi
> On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 11:52 AM, M(at)rton Akos <makos999(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> Hi Developers,
>> I'm on a half work to write a searchbar into pgadmin3.
>> I think the search engine would be locate a self-sufficing float
>> panel, like the object browser.
> It should probably be part of the object browser, as that is what you
> are search. Perhaps an expandable panel at the top or bottom.
>> I've been writing a method to find object(s) in the tree and then
>> collect them into another tree in the searchbar to show the result.
>> The user could chose the object and via the searchbar select the item
>> in the object browser.
>> It's necessary when the tree in the object browser is too long and i
>> forgot the name of tables.
>> Please take me your opinions and tips about the code!
> The first thing that springs to mind is that you cannot just search
> the object browser, because a large percentage of it won't necessarily
> be populated when the search is done (and the user does not
> necessarily know what is and isn't populated at any given time). That
> actually makes this quite difficult to do - searching every database
> on every server for an object (of potentially unknown type) would be
> extremely expensive once you get past just a couple of databases in
> total. That cost could be reduced by requiring that a type is
> specified, and further by restricting searches to a specific database.
> I think we'd need to see a mockup screenshot of the UI to see how that
> might pan out, as well as a rough outline of how the code will
> actually work.
I located my code on the frmMain files, more details see the
screenshot. That's show my idea.
Please take me some tipps about coding, if you could.
> Sounds like an interesting project though.
I'm working on this...
> --
> Dave Page
> EnterpriseDB UK:
People seldom notice clothes, if you wear a big smile.

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