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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Planning Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 20, 2021

Double Click Dimension in PAW Modelling should open Set Editor not Dim Editor

Double clicking a Dimension in PAW Modelling should open the Set Editor as it did in Perspectives, rather than the Dimension Editor.

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  • Guest
    Oct 26, 2021

    Hi Stuart,

    There are certainly cases where I would not want IBM to re-implement the functionality of Perspectives. However, this is one case where I think there is a case for doing it. A double click is the sort of think that a user can do by accident. If something can happen by accident then the default action should be to open something safe, not something dangerous. If someone opens a subset and deletes an element then not much harm is done, but if someone actually deletes an element which they can do in the dimension editor, then that is more serious.

    If IBM are changing functionality then they also need to consider the risk for those converting the PAW Modeler. We have already had one case of someone in our team, not realising that double click opened the Dimension Editor rather than the Set Editor, and accidentally deleting an element that he thought he was just removing from the subset. If you are used to the new Set Editor then the difference is obvious, but if you are not used to it, then the dimension editor looks pretty much like the old Subset Editor in Perspectives.

    Presumably, a user requested that it should open the Dimension Editor, and if so, what was their reason for wanting this change? If no one requested this change then why would this change have been made?


    Paul Simon

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    Stuart King
    Oct 25, 2021

    Not under consideration. The behaviour to open the hierarchy editor to the same name hierarchy is intentional. We are not recreating the modeling functionality from Architect\Perspectives in PAW modeling exactly as it was previously implemented.