Editing user defined column directly in a table cell does not display a combo with existing values anymore

Bug #1612640 reported by G. Ney on 2016-08-12
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Charles Haley

Bug Description

Before version 2.64: having a user defined column of type 'Text, column shown in the tag browser' or 'Text column for keeping series-like information', click in a cell for this column in the main table in order to edit it. The cell enters in edit mode, showing it as a text edit field with a knob in the right which when clicked display a list of possible values.

In the last version (2.64) the knob is not displayed anymore.

This bug does not affect user defined columns of type 'Text, but with a fixed set of permitted values' or built in columns.

Tested with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

I cannot replicate this. I assume you are talking about enumeration
fields (i.e. columns of type 'Text, but with a fixed set of values').
Editing those in the book list still shows up as a dropdown box of
values to choose from.

 status invalid

Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Changing the component for this bug.

 assignee cbhaley
 status triaged

Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

@charles: Assigning to you in case you have a better idea what the OP is
talking about.

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Invalid
assignee: nobody → Charles Haley (cbhaley)
status: Invalid → Triaged
G. Ney (jggorney) on 2016-08-12
description: updated
Charles Haley (cbhaley) wrote :

Kovid: It sounds like he is talking about completion for normalized text columns, although I am not sure what a "knob" is.

I am not near a computer so I can't try it. I can take a look later tonight.

Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Completion still works for me as well.

G. Ney (jggorney) wrote :

For columns of type 'Text, but with a fixed set of values' it works nicely.

The bug only happens for columns of the following types:
- 'Text, column shown in the tag browser'
- 'Text column for keeping series-like information'

All other kinds of column, as far as I know, work as expected, no trouble at all.

With "knob" I was meaning the button of a combo box that displays a little arrow. Sorry, I'm not a native speaker, don't know what the right word is.

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
G. Ney (jggorney) wrote :

Thank you for the amazingly quick help!

Charles Haley (cbhaley) wrote :

@Kovid: I just sat down to look at it and voila -- already fixed! Thanks.

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