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I've just used the Create Table dialog for the first time rather than doing so via SQL.
I noticed first that it's a modal dialog, which causes problems if I'm declaring a column I created elsewhere and think to myself "I wonder what I declared that column type as in Table X" as I'm not able to browse to Table X once I'm editing a new table.
Also, in the Data Type Field, if I want to declare a VARCHAR(255) I'd need to:
1. Type VARCHAR.
2. Press enter to close the autocomplete dialog .
3. Press TAB to go to the column size field.
4. Type 255.
This could be reduced to only 1 step if you parsed me typing VARCHAR(255) and used it to populate both the column type and size.
Also, I can only dismiss the autocomplete dialog via the enter key. I should be able to TAB out of this too but I can't.
For reference, I'm using version 7.1.2.
about 10 years ago
[This reply is migrated from our old forums.]
Re: Improvements to Create Table dialog
Thanks for the suggestions. I've added them to our feature tracking system.