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Organizing entities & structures into folders in SS

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If you're dealing with a complex system, you can easily end up with a very large number of entites and structures on the data tab, which leads to a lot of scrolling up or down to find the right object. Being able to organize these entities/structures into folders so that you can expand/collapse different parts of the list, makes everything a bit more manageble.

Created on 8 Mar 2013
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8 Mar 2013
BTW. this idea is similar to what was done for actions in

http://www.outsystems.com/ideas/36/categorize-user-actions/
8 Mar 2013
I like it.
I just hope moving entities from 1 folder to another will break references, like the actions
8 Mar 2013
The idea is nice, but note that when designing the architecture for your solution, you probably should identify small, reusable components and build them in independent eSpaces, instead of building the data mode in just one module. It will ease reutilization and maintenance.
Check out this link about it: https://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/9198/questions-about-4-layer-architecture/
8 Mar 2013
S&W: you meant not breaking, right?
11 Mar 2013
@Paulo: yes :)
11 Mar 2013
I meant "virtual folders".  These folders would have nothing to do with the physical entities or the way they are implemented.  It should simply be a way to visually organize entities and structures in the tree, so portions can be collapsed and expanded to make the navigation of the structure easier on the developer.
24 Feb 2014
Cool!!! Liked!
12 May 2015
Yea would be very nice!
24 Jun 2015
This is a duplicate of this idea (and of this one).
24 Jun 2015
Oh, and this one.
24 May 2016
yes please. entities that scope other entities but are not implmented..called scoping entities.
13 Oct 2017

João Melo, it took a bit of time, but there you go :).

23 Nov 2017
Merged this idea with 'Manage Resource Folder' (created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes)
It would be nice to have something like a Tree Folder Browsing to manage the Resource folder in Service Studio, for the cases where we need to import some .js's, css's, .swf's for example.

Merged from 'Manage Resource Folder' (idea created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes), on 2017-11-23 10:08:28 by J.
4 Nov 2013
Currently the Service Studio only allows the user to add resources file by file into a eSpace.
It would be great it we could select a folder or set of folders and add to the eSpace.

Merged from 'Add Resources to OML - All files in folder(s)' (idea created on 2013-11-04 15:59:15 by Rui Félix), on 2013-11-05 10:02:31 by Davide Marquês

Merged from 'Manage Resource Folder' (idea created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes), on 2017-11-23 10:08:28 by J.
5 Nov 2013
I believe that this should be merged with this:

http://www.outsystems.com/ideas/Idea_View.aspx?IdeaId=750

While they are not identical, the general gist is that the "resources" system should act like a basic file system tool, and not the current list of items that is very difficult to work with (says the guy who used updating the CK Editor's hundreds of files as a way of helping a new employee learn the system...).

J.Ja


Merged from 'Add Resources to OML - All files in folder(s)' (idea created on 2013-11-04 15:59:15 by Rui Félix), on 2013-11-05 10:02:31 by Davide Marquês

Merged from 'Manage Resource Folder' (idea created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes), on 2017-11-23 10:08:28 by J.
5 Nov 2013
I know your pain. 
I created the ckeditor v4 with tons of files.... that was a real pain.

Merged from 'Add Resources to OML - All files in folder(s)' (idea created on 2013-11-04 15:59:15 by Rui Félix), on 2013-11-05 10:02:31 by Davide Marquês

Merged from 'Manage Resource Folder' (idea created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes), on 2017-11-23 10:08:28 by J.
24 Feb 2014
If we could create folders for grouping Entities and Roles, like we can do with actions, it would nice...

Merged from 'Group Data Entities and Roles' (idea created on 2014-02-24 00:30:34 by João Melo), on 2017-10-13 05:59:16 by Kilian Hekhuis
24 Feb 2014
Would like to see that also.  I suggested it about a year ago (http://www.outsystems.com/ideas/Idea_View.aspx?IdeaId=1331), with no success so far.  Hope you have better luck

Merged from 'Group Data Entities and Roles' (idea created on 2014-02-24 00:30:34 by João Melo), on 2017-10-13 05:59:16 by Kilian Hekhuis
24 Feb 2014
Thanks Izak. I think they're gonna join the two ideas.

Merged from 'Group Data Entities and Roles' (idea created on 2014-02-24 00:30:34 by João Melo), on 2017-10-13 05:59:16 by Kilian Hekhuis

The resources folder in Service Studio should have drag and drop support like the images folder.

This way it should be possible to add multiple resources at a time or even complete folders.



Merged from '[Service Studio] Drag and drop resources' (idea created on 2017-02-07 22:41:09 by Carlos Henriques), on 2017-02-08 12:32:40 by Goncalo Borrega

Merged from 'Manage Resource Folder' (idea created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes), on 2017-11-23 10:08:28 by J.
8 Feb 2017

Duplicate of: http://www.outsystems.com/ideas/750/manage-resource-folder

For the time being, you can use a command line switch to open Service Center to import resources by a folder of file mask. Not ideal, but fantastic if you have hundreds to do (like when updating CK Editor).

J.Ja



Merged from '[Service Studio] Drag and drop resources' (idea created on 2017-02-07 22:41:09 by Carlos Henriques), on 2017-02-08 12:32:40 by Goncalo Borrega

Merged from 'Manage Resource Folder' (idea created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes), on 2017-11-23 10:08:28 by J.
29 Aug 2017

Hi guys,

Thanks for sharing your feedback and ideas! We are using them more and more to build a better product!

I’m happy to announce that, as of ServiceStudio version 10.0.613.0 (available here), you’ll be able to import resources by dragging and dropping multiple files with any kind of extension (.js, .txt, .json, .swf, ...) to the Resources folder (or directly to the module node):

Hope you enjoy it ;)

Please give us feedback,

Cheers!



Merged from 'Manage Resource Folder' (idea created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes), on 2017-11-23 10:08:28 by J.
9 Nov 2017

It is better now but only allows dragging of files not folders and you have to edit each file individually to set a folder 

Any chance this can be extended to allow folders to be uploaded and to populate the target folder automatically? As with Rui's case trying to import something like ckeditor is a real paid, lots of files and lots of folders.

Alternatively importing a zip file and having it auto extract would be perfect.



Merged from 'Manage Resource Folder' (idea created on 2011-04-30 19:55:57 by Miguel 'Kelter' Antunes), on 2017-11-23 10:08:28 by J.
6 Apr (2 weeks ago)

Changed the category to Service Studio


18 Apr (5 days ago)

If possible the virtual forders should allow to do automatic ordering or manual ordering (like you can do with variables) of structures and entities inside of them.

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