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Allow ServiceStudio's Assign properties panel to be dettached

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It would be good to be able to detach this panel from ServiceStudio, like a pop-up to define some values.

Instead of having to expand it horizontally to edit expressions that are a bit large, we could have it open in a pop-up, edit the values in it and close.
Created on 29 Jul 2011
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Good idea; I've popped this idea several times in the past.
In line with this creating a more visual mapping e.g. between an incoming XML structure and a database structure.
You can already double click a variable or value and a pop-up appears allowing you to edit. Or did this functionality disappear after implementing value/variable on one line? (I'm using 5.0)
Assiging more complex expressions to a single variable isn't the issue here; that works fine as you can see:


creating a good listing view of Record assigns that doesn't interfere with the IDE to show the design itself is more of an issue:


Most developers work with more than one monitor and need to have a pretty good overview. This would be created if Assign Lists would popup in a new window, just like the expression does.

Besides that I really don't care for the "Variable [number] and Value [number]" text.
I'm assigning variables here; don't really care about the [number] part here.

Take a look at Legacy programming languages i.e.:
  • Quick Basic
    i=i+1
  • Bash
    DISPLAY=dna487.w2k.steinweg.nl:0
  • Visual Basic
    i=i+1;
  • C
    i=i++;

The assignment popup should look a bit like this:
I see. You've got my vote.
Thanks ;)
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Double-Clicking on the Assign on the canvas should open the pop-up in a similar way to the old simple query.
Merged this idea with 'Service Studio Assign Editor' (created on 08 Jul 2019 16:39:49 by Eduardo Pires)

In an assign with multiple fields you could be allowed to edit all the variables at the same time instead of opening the assign multiple times for each variable.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Service Studio Assign Editor' (created on 08 Jul 2019 by Eduardo Pires)
- merged to idea 'Allow ServiceStudio's Assign properties panel to be dettached' on 09 Jul 2019 12:02:31 by Vasco Pessanha

Jesus if this has possible, would probably save a couple of hours a month for developers....



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Service Studio Assign Editor' (created on 08 Jul 2019 by Eduardo Pires)
- merged to idea 'Allow ServiceStudio's Assign properties panel to be dettached' on 09 Jul 2019 12:02:31 by Vasco Pessanha

Nice one Eduardo. Seems to be a duplicate from this one under the radar since 2011 :)

https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/878/allow-servicestudios-assign-properties-panel-to-be-dettached?IsFromAdvancedSearch=True



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Service Studio Assign Editor' (created on 08 Jul 2019 by Eduardo Pires)
- merged to idea 'Allow ServiceStudio's Assign properties panel to be dettached' on 09 Jul 2019 12:02:31 by Vasco Pessanha

Sorry João Heleno but the idea in question is not the same thing, as it was proposed by Eduardo Pires.

One thing is to detatch the botom part of the assign that was multiple values, another is to use the detatched pop up, that we now have, for assigning values to something, sectioning it for an assign that has multiple values.


This: 

Or this:


even if it's a pop up and bigger is a lot different from this:



They are different ways to approach the same problem.
One should not be dismissed just from being a different approach to the same problem.

Hugo,

Everything detachable in Studio right now is pretty much a popup...

Regarding Eric's idea, that's how the assigns were back in 2011 (in the properties section). You must take that in account. So if Eric was responding today maybe his print would be something like this:


Basically what Eduardo is suggesting.

Cheers,

João Heleno

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