Feature request #2742
annoying NULL indicators in empty text fields in attribute forms and table
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Plugin about GPS, tool for export and import data form GPS, to create
.gpx file (I hope that you know about which plugin I'm talking about)
has something annoying. When I create a gpx file and add point, a new
dialog window shows. The problem is that all of box in this window are
already full, everywhere is word "NULL". Before you put your
information, you have to delete "NULL". It takes a lot of time and make
me resigned. This problem shows after version 1.2.0 Daphins, I think.
#1 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 12 years ago
It's not related to the plugin. In all attribute forms, string fields containing null values are filled with the "NULL" label. I suppose it's a bug, but have no sure that it wasn't intentional to distinguish "" and null. Actually, even with postgis layer null is always passed and there's no way to change it to "", so probably these labels aren't necessary?
Anyway, where's the problem with clearing them? Aren't they become highlighted for replace when their fields get focus? Even if they aren't, highlighting with Ctrl-A won't take you more than 0,1s per field :)
#2 Updated by vierundvierzig - over 12 years ago
Unfortunately, they aren't become highlited... and this can be a resolution. Can it be highlited in 1.5.0 version?
As I said, it is just annoying, especially when you click about 5000 points per day. I thought it can be fix becasue in earlier version that problem didn't exist. :)
#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 12 years ago
Replying to [comment:1 borysiasty]:
It's not related to the plugin. In all attribute forms, string fields containing null values are filled with the "NULL" label. I suppose it's a bug, but have no sure that it wasn't intentional to distinguish "" and null.
Exactly that is the intention - old version didn't have support for that (see #1876).
Actually, even with postgis layer null is always passed and there's no way to change it to "", so probably these labels aren't necessary?
Should also work with OGR, but I didn't verify (but see #1023). I'm not sure how the GPX files are generated. Maybe it would also be possible to set a default attribute value there, ie. "" instead of NULL.
#6 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 12 years ago
- Resolution set to invalid
- Status changed from Feedback to Closed
Replying to [comment:5 vierundvierzig]:
I'm sorry but I have already installed ce769ad0 (SVN r13585) and i don't see any diferrence... Are you sure that this annoying issue has been fixed?
Well, showing NULL for NULL and nothing for an empty string is a feature and not a bug.
If you move from field to field using tab the content already is selected, but if you click into the edit field the selection is undoed. So I recommend to either use tab or to double click into the field, which also selects the content.
#7 Updated by vierundvierzig - over 12 years ago
Well, I thought that the field "name" will be highlighted and selected when I click on the map and dialog window shows. This solution will let me input information without any another doings, e.g tab or double click and "NULL" will disappear. ;)
sorry for my english...