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From Abhinandan Prateek <>
Subject Re: CLOUDSTACK-6543 Sorting the domain list in UI
Date Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:22:50 GMT
We should give it some more thought as UI side sorting is limited in its capability in case
the data is huge and there is pagination.
There could be some default ordering that API’s implement. On top of it we could further
have UI/javascript level sorting and searching.

> On 18-Dec-2014, at 10:47 pm, Mike Tutkowski <> wrote:
> +1 on GUI-side sorting (ideally it would be nice if we could sort by
> clicking a column header in a table...maybe some reasonable column header
> would be selected by default for each table)
> On Thursday, December 18, 2014, Gabor Apati-Nagy <
>> wrote:
>> My point here is: unless the API supported sorting as a parameter, we
>> should not rely on any expected sorting done by the API. It is really the
>> presentation layer's job to show the results in an order it wants to. So
>> instead of changing the API, I would suggest let's just sort it at UI side.
>> I see why sorting by name would be good in some cases, but if the same
>> names exist in different domains it could easily become confusing. Or it
>> can be even more confusing if someone tries to find something by hierarchy
>> - not knowing it's exact name, but knowing where it should be.
>> As a future feature, there could be a "browse domains" or similar selector
>> where a popup could show them in a searchable grid or similar where users
>> could search by name for instance.
>> So I am +1 for sorting at UI side and -1 for changing to "Name (Path)"
>> format. And +1 for having the same format everywhere.
>> Thanks,
>> Gabor
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Remi Bergsma [ <javascript:;>]
>> Sent: 18 December 2014 12:16
>> To: <javascript:;>
>> Subject: Re: CLOUDSTACK-6543 Sorting the domain list in UI
>> Hi,
>> The reason I’ve put the name upfront is because it allows for easy
>> navigation using a keyboard. But I see your point.
>> About the format, it is not consistent now, as most lists display the path
>> whereas others display just the name (which is really not what you want).
>> For example when dedicating a zone to an account. I'd suggest changing then
>> all to the same format.
>> As an alternative, would sorting it at the API level be better? Then we
>> wouldn’t have to do it client side and we’d only have to change it at one
>> place only.
>> Regards,
>> Remi
>> On Dec 18, 2014, at 12:46 PM, Andrija Panic <
>> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>>> +1 for sorting - somwhat painfull to find domains in current situation...
>>> On 18 December 2014 at 11:35, Gabor Apati-Nagy
>>> < <javascript:;>>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I think sorting would be good to have, but I would not change the
>>>> display format because that would remove hierarchy (as a sorting
>> criteria).
>>>> Wouldn't it be good to sort just by path? (To me sorting looks like
>>>> an improvement, changing the format is more like a change that may
>>>> cause problem for some.)
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Gabor
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Remi Bergsma [ <javascript:;>]
>>>> Sent: 18 December 2014 08:40
>>>> To: <javascript:;>
>>>> Subject: CLOUDSTACK-6543 Sorting the domain list in UI
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> In our employee cloud most of our employees have their own Domain to
>>>> spin up machines. Since we have 150+ domains and the lists are
>>>> unsorted, it is very hard to find the one you need. The order
>>>> returned by the API is the order they were added.
>>>> Without any knowledge of the CloudStack UI, I decided to spend some
>>>> spare time on this, to figure out a way of fixing this issue. I
>>>> succeeded, as in my dev environment it now shows alphabetically
>>>> ordered lists. Although, I discovered that the javascript code that
>>>> does the select for the domains is on many places in the code base (25+
>> occurrences, with 3 or so variations).
>>>> Am I supposed to fix this "ordering" on all these occurrences or am I
>>>> missing something?
>>>> First, I fixed it on the most obvious parts that bother us most:
>>>> 00f16acac61085a1fa50
>>>> This I have verified works well.
>>>> Then did a search and altered the others as well:
>>>> 50dc8682739b8728952b
>>>> This I still need to test/verify.
>>>> Before I proceed, could you let me know if this is the way to fix it
>>>> (without refactoring the whole thing into a single shared function).
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Remi
>>> --
>>> Andrija Panić
> --
> *Mike Tutkowski*
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