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Properties of data source from library overridden [message #547106] Thu, 15 July 2010 14:42 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: remkus.wideopenwest.com

Here's something that's always annoyed me ... maybe someone can weigh in
with a solution ..

I'll use a data source from a library in a report.

Then, instead of opening the library and changing the data URL, ID or
password there, inadvertently open the data source from my report.

Now, I've overridden the properties of the data source in my report ...
if I change them in the library, it doesn't matter.

That behavior itself isn't that bad ... what bothers me is that the
designer shows me the chain-link icon that tells me I added the object
from a library, but unless I think to look at the XML, I have no clue
that the object is now using overridden properties.

I think it'd be nice to have the report designer give you an indication
that an object had a library item's properties extended without having
to check the XML. It'd be even nicer to have an easy mechanism for
undoing those overrides.

Any thoughts? Am I the only one that's bothered by this?

Thanks
Re: Properties of data source from library overridden [message #547114 is a reply to message #547106] Thu, 15 July 2010 15:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

Dave,

Take a look at the new and notable for 2.6:
http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/project/notable2.6.php#j ump_11

Jason

On 7/15/2010 10:42 AM, Dave Remkus wrote:
> Here's something that's always annoyed me ... maybe someone can weigh in
> with a solution ..
>
> I'll use a data source from a library in a report.
>
> Then, instead of opening the library and changing the data URL, ID or
> password there, inadvertently open the data source from my report.
>
> Now, I've overridden the properties of the data source in my report ...
> if I change them in the library, it doesn't matter.
>
> That behavior itself isn't that bad ... what bothers me is that the
> designer shows me the chain-link icon that tells me I added the object
> from a library, but unless I think to look at the XML, I have no clue
> that the object is now using overridden properties.
>
> I think it'd be nice to have the report designer give you an indication
> that an object had a library item's properties extended without having
> to check the XML. It'd be even nicer to have an easy mechanism for
> undoing those overrides.
>
> Any thoughts? Am I the only one that's bothered by this?
>
> Thanks
Re: Properties of data source from library overridden [message #547138 is a reply to message #547106] Thu, 15 July 2010 16:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Richard A. Polunsky is currently offline Richard A. Polunsky
Messages: 199
Registered: July 2009
Location: Houston TX
Senior Member

I think the only way to restore the link (other than dropping and readding the reference) is to go into the XML and clean up that clause.
Re: Properties of data source from library overridden [message #547319 is a reply to message #547114] Fri, 16 July 2010 10:11 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: remkus.wideopenwest.com

Jason,

This looks good! ... for now, my use is tethered to 2.2.2, but I'm glad
to hear this has been addressed!

Thanks


On 07/15/2010 11:23 AM, Jason Weathersby wrote:
> Dave,
>
> Take a look at the new and notable for 2.6:
> http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/project/notable2.6.php#j ump_11
>
> Jason
>
> On 7/15/2010 10:42 AM, Dave Remkus wrote:
>> Here's something that's always annoyed me ... maybe someone can weigh in
>> with a solution ..
>>
>> I'll use a data source from a library in a report.
>>
>> Then, instead of opening the library and changing the data URL, ID or
>> password there, inadvertently open the data source from my report.
>>
>> Now, I've overridden the properties of the data source in my report ...
>> if I change them in the library, it doesn't matter.
>>
>> That behavior itself isn't that bad ... what bothers me is that the
>> designer shows me the chain-link icon that tells me I added the object
>> from a library, but unless I think to look at the XML, I have no clue
>> that the object is now using overridden properties.
>>
>> I think it'd be nice to have the report designer give you an indication
>> that an object had a library item's properties extended without having
>> to check the XML. It'd be even nicer to have an easy mechanism for
>> undoing those overrides.
>>
>> Any thoughts? Am I the only one that's bothered by this?
>>
>> Thanks
>
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