Opened 15 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#28 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Delete confirmation should have "replace relationships" shortcut

Reported by: Adrian Holovaty Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: Metasystem Version:
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


This is best explained with an example.

Right now, when I click to delete a duplicate dateline, I get a list of all the news stories that feature that dateline. So I click on each story to change its dateline to the correct (non-duplicate) dateline, because if I didn't do that, deleting the dateline would delete all those stories. Then, once I've changed all the stories, I can delete the dateline safely, because it won't have any relationships.

What I want is the delete-confirmation page for datelines -- and everything else -- to offer a "convert all of these stories' datelines to the following *different* dateline" select box.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Jeff Forcier <jeff@…>

This may want to be associated with #1007, as they both deal with the same root issue - behavioral changes when deleting objects with associated "sub-objects".

The primary sticking point here, IMHO, is how to identify what constitutes a duplicate; that will vary greatly depending on database schema.

Offhand I'm thinking it could be a model option where the user can specify a field(s) whose value is necessarily not unique, but which defines this duplicity; the updated code would search for another single object with identical values in those fields and use that as the target for the sub-object move. Obviously that raises the question of "hey, so uh, why didn't you make that field unique?" but at least Adrian and myself have run into such a situation, so it can't be that silly an idea.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by James Bennett

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Closing in favor of #1007 since that one has more discussion and a couple of patches.

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