symbol: Documentation File Name should be more accessible compare to Datasheet field

Bug #1786339 reported by NhatKhai on 2018-08-09
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Undecided
Jeff Young

Bug Description

I found that is it nice to have the symbol link to a local documentation file using "Documentation File Name" text field in the symbol editor. But I found that access to this field seem to be forgotten (much more limited compare to datasheet field). I'm my opinion,

1. it should be accessible via pop-up menu as same way the datasheet field is
2. it should be accessible via Choose Symbol dialog (Shift+A)

NhatKhai (nhatkhai) wrote :

Application: kicad
Version: (5.0.0), release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.3
    libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.60.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.54.1
    Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=OFF
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

The Documentation Field is just an internal variable used to populate the Datasheet field for an alias. This has been made more clear in the UI.

The new "URL" flag of a Field Name Template can be used to add extra documentation fields.

Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
milestone: none → 5.1.0
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision d72fdaed299abb525dc0ef872b6db652940465c5
https://git.launchpad.net/kicad/patch/?id=d72fdaed299abb525dc0ef872b6db652940465c5

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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