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Michael
2008-02-11, 02:15 AM
Hello,

the current Object Explorer is useful, but I miss the possibility
to can search for needed items.

See picture for a more effective Explorer. But other trees would
also can benefit from a search option.

The intellisense would offer similar existing entity names.
When we would type strat, the results would be complete entity
names which contain the typed letters, e.g.:

- no strategy
- strategic task
- strategy
- substratum blabla
- the stratosphere

Thanks and Best Regards
Michael

Michael
2008-02-14, 12:27 PM
Hello,

I suggest to give the user the possibility to create and edit branches.
He would can combine main elements to define the kind of displayed hierarchy.
E.g. PD-FAM-PD, PD-PD-FAM, PD-CODE-PD and so on

Just some samples:

1. Which are the families which contain a special PD?
2. Which are the coleagues of this PD in a special family?

PD-FAM-PD____PD1____FAM1.____PD
.....................i................i........... ........i____PD
.....................i................i........... ........i____PD
.....................i................i
.....................i................i.____FAM2__ __PD
.....................i............................ ........i____PD
.....................i............................ ........i____PD
.....................i
.....................i____PD2____FAM2.____PD
......................................i........... ........i____PD
......................................i........... ........i____PD
......................................i
......................................i____FAM3.__ __PD
.................................................. ........i____PD
.................................................. ........i____PD



3. With which colleague shares the PD which and how many families?

PD-PD-FAM____PD1.____PD3____FAM 1
.....................i.................i.......... ......i____FAM 3
.....................i.................i.......... ......i____FAM 5
.....................i.................i
.....................i.................i____PD5___ _FAM 1
.....................i............................ ......i____FAM 6
.....................i............................ ......i____FAM 8
.....................i
.....................i____PD2.____PD1____FAM 1
.......................................i.......... ......i____FAM 3
.......................................i.......... ......i____FAM 5
.......................................i
.......................................i____PD3___ _FAM 1
.................................................. ......i____FAM 6
.................................................. ......i____FAM 8



4. Which codes shares a PD with other PDs and which are the PDs?

PD-CODE-PD____PD1____CODE1.____PD
........................i.................i....... ...............i____PD
........................i.................i....... ...............i____PD
........................i.................i
........................i.................i____COD E2____PD.
........................i......................... ...............i____PD
........................i......................... ...............i____PD
........................i
........................i____PD2____CODE3.____PD
..........................................i....... ...............i____PD
..........................................i....... ...............i____PD
..........................................i
..........................................i____COD E4____PD
.................................................. ...............i____PD
.................................................. ...............i____PD



5. Which and how many PDs use a special code C?

CODE-PD____CODE1____PD
.................i.......................i____PD
.................i.......................i____PD
.................i
.................i____CODE2____PD.
.........................................i____PD
.........................................i____PD
.........................................i____PD
.........................................i____PD


The branches are nothing else than simple, visualized queries
and they could answer lots of questions in a simple way.
This all would make the Object Explorer even more interesting.

Best Regards
Michael

Michael
2008-03-05, 05:12 PM
Hello,

I already suggested to put all our trees together as one tool.
See the picture to see such a solution.

In the whole Atlas.ti there is only one single tree tool, we need
to learn now. Everything we need is there and the columns can
be hidden/displayed as we like.

The older Code Forest and Code Tree were only able to display
codes. The new Tool can search and display whatever we need.

The three columns could be interdependent. Clicking an entity
in one of them, would can change the content in the other
columns expanding or collapsing items.

But this is not all. I'll post very soon some further details.

Thanks and Best Regards
Michael

Michael
2008-03-05, 06:26 PM
Hello,

A further particularity of our new object explorer would be
the customizable layout direction. This would make us more
flexible while working.

Please see the picture

Thanks and Best Regards
Michael

Michael
2008-03-05, 07:56 PM
Hello,

1. We can search for what we like and recognize results by the blue color.
So we can find and expand relevant branches much quicker.

2. We can display all or just two or one column. And although we can see
them all if we like, there is no disorder on the screen and we also don't need
to search for our trees in hidden lists in the menu - everything is there in
one single tool. Not only beginners could love this.

3. We can use a vertical or horizontal layout dependent on our context.

4. What we do in a column, can change other columns (preferences yes/not).
So we can see many perspectives in one go.

5. The "Branches" column in the middle, allows now to select an every
kind of branch and not only codes as the older Code Forest.

6. The "Entity" column on the right also allows to display everything,
and is not restricted to codes as our older Code Tree.

__________________________________________________ ______

As you can see, the Object Explorer of the New Atlas.ti would can be
MUCH more powerful than the current version. Of course, there will be
details to be considered/clarified. This is just sketched tool

Hope you can implement it.

Thanks and Best Regards
Michael

Michael
2008-03-05, 11:12 PM
Hello

To learn, remember and find (hidden menus) or arrange
three tools on the screen.

Or better do this with only one single tool and dispose of
even many possibilities?

Best Regards
Michael

Michael
2008-03-06, 07:14 PM
Hello,

in situations we are interested to build a hierarchical order,
the direct entity creation in the object explorer would be
very helpful, because of its provided visual display, which
simplifies the orientation.

And this could be the procedure: we would select the needed
branch/entity and create a new one from its context menu

From my point of view, the most interesting entities for the
direct creation would be:

1. CODES: Currently we can create a code, but I suggest to
can create and link it in one go.
- It would be linked to/from the code from which we started
creation.
- It also should be possible to create many codes in one go,
linking them all to the same code from which we started
the creation.
- And it should be possible to select a group of codes in the
tree and link to/from them a new code we create.

2. MEMOS: ... similar

Best Regards
Michael