Categorize User Actions

By Hermínio Mira on 27 Apr 2010
I think it would be really nice to be able to have our user actions separated be categories, just like the built-in ones are.

This would really help when you are creating big projects or when you're trying to consume from a project with which you are not completely familiar.

Stefan Meier28 Apr 2010
That's a pretty cool idea! Being able to create some sort of free-form package structure would greatly improve the structure of an eSpace in ServiceCenter.
The Screen Flows already give me a way of structuring functionality.

It would in a lot of cases come in handy if I could move certain User actions into a screen flow.

E.g. I have an orders screen flow.
I would like to add a GetNewOrdernumber function so I will be able to create ordernumbers through the exact same procedure in the Orders applications as in a Webservice.
(To our company this is and will certainly be a very common way of code reuse)

Moving this action to the Orders screenflow would put it in the 'right place'.
Also being able to move the Webservice to this screenflow would put it in the 'right place'

This is a good way of keeping the structure simple, grouping the functionality and maintaining an overview.
Besides that it helps eliminating the designing the same function twice by different programmers (together with a good naming convention ofcourse)
J.8 May 2010

Yes.

Would be great to have a folder structure for it.
It would be easy to implement and makes life much easier :)
This would be very handy.

On this way it's also possible to give the folder a screen flow name so all the user actions of that screen flow are in that folder.
Ricardo Casaca11 May 2010

Organize user actions by folders on SS tree.



Merged from 'Group user actions by folder within SS tree' (idea created on 09:49 (53 minutes ago) by Ricardo Casaca), on 10:42 (just now) by Paulo Tavares
Gonçalo Veiga11 May 2010
There a lot of actions which are only used in the context of another action, used to arrange and modulate code. These could be attached as sub-actions of that action, providing most needed action organization.

Merged from 'Sub-Actions, or Actions which exist solely on the context of another Action' (idea created on 11 May (Yesterday) by Gonçalo Veiga), on 18:32 (just now) by Paulo Tavares
J.11 May 2010
This could be handled if the organisation of user-actions is implemented

see http://www.outsystems.com/wisdomofthecrowds/IdeaComment_List.aspx?IdeaId=36


Merged from 'Sub-Actions, or Actions which exist solely on the context of another Action' (idea created on 11 May (Yesterday) by Gonçalo Veiga), on 18:32 (just now) by Paulo Tavares
Henrique Matos21 May 2010
Or you depend on action prefixing for organization sake

Merged from 'Subfolders under "Actions" folder' (idea created on 2010-05-21 11:48:58 by Henrique Matos), on 2010-05-28 10:55:00 by Paulo Tavares
J.21 May 2010
similar to http://www.outsystems.com/wisdomofthecrowds/IdeaComment_List.aspx?IdeaId=36


Merged from 'Subfolders under "Actions" folder' (idea created on 2010-05-21 11:48:58 by Henrique Matos), on 2010-05-28 10:55:00 by Paulo Tavares
This is a great idea, and would be very handy.
Hans Bruins12 Jul 2010
Asked for years for this one! : )
Nuno Fernandes22 Jul 2010

I agree with organizing user actions by folders on SS tree.

Pedro Ávila23 Aug 2010
Wonderful Idea, organize the User's Actions in a folder's schema would be great, similar with what happens in Visual Studio.
Yes please....
Yeah!

And while you're at it, why not make it possible to have variables or some way to store data in these folders that would be shared by the actions in them?

Oh wait, that sounds familiar...
Olga Duarte15 Dec 2010
What happens is that sometimes we need actions (in service studio) that apply to the same entity, and we must initiate these actions with the same name, so they are grouped alphabetically. With folders we can group actions in a much more easy way.

Merged from 'Have the ability to group the actions in folders' (idea created on 2010-12-15 11:15:39 by Olga Santos), on 2010-12-20 09:39:08 by Paulo Tavares
Olga Duarte15 Dec 2010
I should read more often the ideas :) , i think that my idea is related to "Categorize User Actions"

Merged from 'Have the ability to group the actions in folders' (idea created on 2010-12-15 11:15:39 by Olga Santos), on 2010-12-20 09:39:08 by Paulo Tavares
Pedro Oliveira2 Jun 2011
Wish granted!

6.0 introduced the ability to create your own folders for user actions and organize them at will.