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Recently used tables

halmai's profile image halmai posted 7 years ago in General Permalink
In my current project I work with ~150 tables. Navigating between them is a pain.

Usually I use only ~5 tables but sometimes this 5, sometimes that 6. So, the star icon is not good for me to filter them.

It would be amazing, however, if I had a list of recently used tables. I am thinking of a solution which is similar to the Libre Office solution around the recently used fonts. Normally the list of fonts contains the font names in alphabetical order but as I start to change fonts in my document, the used font names are repeated on the top of the list.

In HeidiSql, I would like to see a separate panel which occupies the upper part of the left panel which contains the table names now. See the attachment for better explanation. Do you think it is solvable?
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ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 7 years ago Permalink
HeidiSQL provides
* stars for favorite tables
* a table filter with regex capabilities
* groups with object types
* highlighted icons for tables which were clicked at least one time in the current session

One of these features should do what you need. I highly recommend to use the table filter. It's really useful with its regular expression support.
halmai's profile image halmai posted 7 years ago Permalink
Hi Ansgar, thank you for your response. I knew all of these possibilities, apart from the regexp usage in the table filter. It is good to learn new things. ) However,

- The stars are useful if you know _in_advance_ that you will use that table soon. I rarely can predict this. I recognise many times that I should jump back to the table I just used two minutes ago but I didn't star it because I didn't expect using it again. Anyway, after a while all the tables get stared which makes it useless. :)

- The regexp is good if the table names are similar. I really love the table filter and I do use it too. But the problem I described above cannot be solved by this.

- The groups are not good for my purpose. In my present project I have 150 tables, 50 functions, etc. In one group (the tables) there are too many objects.

- The highlighted icons are the closest to what I wish but if you have 150 or even more tables then you have to scroll them to find the highlighted icons. Half a year ago I was working in a project where there were almost 400 tables. It means that the table names are listed through 8-10 screens.

If you have so many items in the actual group then none of the highlighting/indication saves you from scrolling. This feature would really help me a lot. Can is ask this, please-please-please? :)
ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 7 years ago Permalink
Sorry, I don't think that's something HeidiSQL is really missing.

You should really play with the table filter. I find myself often doing the same in a large Magento database with ~500 tables. What about these:
^(sales_flat_or|expo|cli|soap)
^(rating_(option_vo|store)|review_(entity_s|store))

The filter input even has a history dropdown, where you can recall previous filters.
halmai's profile image halmai posted 7 years ago Permalink
OK, I will try to live with this and let you know if I still miss the feature, OK? :)

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