Feature request #9451
Create a unified "Add Data" dialog
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||fixed/implemented|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||18044|
Create a unified "Add Data" dialog that can be used for any data source. This will significantly improve user experience by creating consistency when adding data of different types.
#3 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 6 years ago
I have some early mockups that I did a while ago. I'll see if I can dig them up.
Maybe we need to increase the features in the browser and do away with the idea of a open layer dialog. Because 1) I really don't like dialog boxes 2) why have two different ways to open data.
#5 Updated by Jonathan Moules over 6 years ago
To be entirely honest I wasn't really even aware that the Browser had this functionality. Looking at it now it's quite cool.
That said, it has its own set of issues (I'll open applicable tickets). More fundamentally - it doesn't seem to be possible to set data-source specific settings when adding data in this way (or maybe I'm missing it - quite possible!).
I think having both a dialog and a browser as the way to go.
On the issue of mockups - http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/Consistency-in-adding-layers-especially-OGC-td5100402.html - "A Huarte" - linked to a video with one possible option.
#7 Updated by Jonathan Moules over 6 years ago
Etienne Tourigny wrote:
You should link here the new issues you created (as "Related issues")
They didn't seem pertinent as they're about the Browser rather than this dialog. Also I don't seem to be able to set "Related issues" - I don't have whatever permissions are required (that or it's a well hidden button).
#8 Updated by shenriod - over 3 years ago
Not sure if there is a chance / wish to re-activate this topic? The question has been mentioned in the mailing list recently: https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-developer/2017-April/047954.html
Also, there is a quick-solution that has been developped by Anita Graser here: https://anitagraser.com/2016/07/20/one-add-button-to-rule-them-all/ Can it somehow be integrated into core? Or would it need substantial development that would require funding?
#9 Updated by Anita Graser over 3 years ago
See also UX discussion on https://github.com/qgis/qgis3_UIX_discussion/issues/1
#10 Updated by shenriod - over 3 years ago
A Gdoc has been created here to collect ideas on how to implement this idea: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aMX9jOfl10q8oETRzOHSHnRpHCc7UJ1dDnCCq3VyTAY/edit?usp=sharing