Can someone explain what should be happening with the sidebar of buttons in the UE?
- I’m noticing inconsistent behaviour in that sometimes when I perform an operation on one of the tabs that it will suddenly switch back to the DB Explorer tab.
i) in an editor, select the Describe tab
ii) choose a table from the list of available objects
iii) click on the View Data button
Another strange behaviour is that while most times when the left tab switches it seems to go back to DB Explorer (the top one), but if you’re on the Symbols tab and then close a worksheet, it switches to the tab immediately above it (Describe). Weird.
Being on any left tab EXCEPT the Matching Objects tab appears to change tabs whenever you close a SQL worksheet.
Note that the editor has now added a tab with a “SELECT *” type query, but it has also switched tabs on the left back to the DB Explorer tab. I find this a little distracting, and sometimes causes me to lose track of what I was doing
Incidentally, it appears that only views and tables show up in the drop-down. Intentional? Probably since only tables/views can have their data viewed, but the V5 describe functionality also included stored code objects.
The order of the drop down in the Describe tab seems to be by object type and then name. I found this less intuitive than by name and then type, but that’s just me.
After re-reading this I realize how much I’ve overused the word “tab” but I’m not sure what the proper term is for those sections on the left that look like buttons - it’s a confusing looking widget.