Feature request 2012-07-05T04:55:43+00:00

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  • Wintermute
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    Post count: 12
    #5171 |

    1. It would be nice if the files were stored directly in the databsae with version control. That way you could have multiple copies of the files with the differen versions. Also you would have one central file to backup and share among your computers.
    2. It would also be nice if it would automatically default to loading or saving to that database. that way when you save a document it automtically would let you save to the tabbles structure.

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 874

    Hello Wintermute and welcome to the forum 🙂

    – We actually heard many requests of a version control system, but people seem to have pretty different ideas about how it should work… what is it that you have in mind? What kind of workflow?

    – as for saving the db: the db is automatically saved every 5 minutes and when you close Tabbles. Tabbles keeps a backup of the database, plus you there is a built-in feature to backup and restore the db. Do you really think you need more than that?

    My best regards,

    Andrea

  • Wintermute
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    Post count: 12

    "BARIO" wrote: Hello Wintermute and welcome to the forum 🙂

    – We actually heard many requests of a version control system, but people seem to have pretty different ideas about how it should work… what is it that you have in mind? What kind of workflow?

    I think the best way to implement it would be to have a view that shows the different versions. That way you only seem them when you are looking for them.

    – as for saving the db: the db is automatically saved every 5 minutes and when you close Tabbles. Tabbles keeps a backup of the database, plus you there is a built-in feature to backup and restore the db. Do you really think you need more than that?

    My best regards,

    Andrea

    I am talking about actually storing the data in the DB. That way your word file, etc is stored as an object in the database. Then tabbles becomes the true system for storing all objects in the database. When you back up data then you would have one central file to back up. It also means it is harder to lose the files since they are in one place. Right now you can break a link by just moving the file in tabbles.

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 874

    Hi Again,

    I think the best way to implement it would be to have a view that shows the different versions. That way you only seem them when you are looking for them.

    What you mean with a "a view that shows the different versions"? Do you want to see all the versions at once in the same panel?

    we’re thinking of having a special tabble named "version" where inside the tabble you see the version number. The user will manually go one version up, and when this happens Tabbles will make a backup copy of the file.
    Then we need a little dialog where the user can choose which version of the file he wants to open.

    Does it look good enough for you?

    I am talking about actually storing the data in the DB. That way your word file, etc is stored as an object in the database. Then tabbles becomes the true system for storing all objects in the database. When you back up data then you would have one central file to back up. It also means it is harder to lose the files since they are in one place. Right now you can break a link by just moving the file in tabbles.

    as we are writing, we are working out a solution to prevent the problem that when you move files (using windows explorer) Tabbles can’t find them anymore. In order to do this we’re implementing a windows service (a demon) that will keep track of all the files that are moved on the hard drive.

    As for saving all the files into the db, it would be a huge job, have a lot of downsides and we don’t really see the need of it. What would happen when an application needs to save a file?
    I think it’s much easier to hook-up with the windows file system, right now Tabbles doesn’t really do it.

    Best regards and thanks for your input! 🙂

    Andrea

  • inf2know
    Participant
    Post count: 17

    I have TERABYTES of data and use extensive folder/file naming conventions.
    I love the concept of Tabbles, but have a major issue with importing into tables.
    For example, I have a folder for all File relates software – 2,213 folders, 25,974 files 2,37 GB
    This is a SUBSET of my software folder which is even bigger. 21,867 folders, 248,973 files 49.2GB
    When moving this amount of file names to Tabbles, the results are worse than explorer (or powerdesk)

    There MUST be as "filter" on import that will allow me to Include or exclude file types.
    There MUST be a "filter" on Viewing a tabble as well.

    File folders represent the name of the software (softwarefilestabbles) so in my "softwarefilestabble" tabble I would like to see a nested tabble named files and within softwarefiles a tabble named tabble. in the tabble tabble I would like to see only:
    *.txt, *.exe, *.doc *.html *.zip
    In the whats-tabbles.html file is a folder named whats-tabbles_files that contains 41 files occupying 600K
    I do NOT want this "junk" (in my opinion) in the table or if it is there needs to be a viewing filter of some type related to HTMLs.

    Another example softwarebrowsersFirefox I have more sub folders representing different builds of Firefox
    I would love a tabble called softwarebrowsersfirefox with the nested tabbles for each version. However, this does not seen to be doable. softwarebrowsersFirefoxFirefox3.5 contains 144files and 8 Folders but in reality only 7 files an exe and 6 HTML The 2 extra folders are subfolders of htm folders

    Am I the ONLY person experiencing this frustration?
    [email protected]

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 874

    Hello Bob,

    please have a look at the latest beta: it includes a way to create name-filtered auto-categorization rules. I guess this is what you need… 🙂

    A.

  • mrdna
    Participant
    Post count: 220

    If I’m understanding what you’re asking — In the new beta (1.2.1) check under edit > rules (? pretty sure. at work and not in front of the prg) There you should at least be able to filter unwanted items into a dump tabble. Haven’t played with it much yet, but I don’t see a way to exclude files in auto-tabbling.

    As to filtering things out of your results; in the file window after you’ve done your basic search, right click on a tag (under the file) or on a tabble in the suggested column and there is an option to exclude files with that tabble from the results. (only place the option shows up at the moment so far as I can see)

    Remember, this beta is the first implimentation of a very powerful feature so it will get dialed in over the next few weeks/months to get more useful and specific.

    Don’t get me started on nested Tabbles, though. Something we’ve been hoping for for a while now… 🙂

    Hope that helps.

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