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Bug 96089 - enable quick view of correlations in the property editor
Summary: enable quick view of correlations in the property editor
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: soa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: BPEL (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P4 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Sergey Lunegov
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-21 01:21 UTC by kiran_bhumana
Modified: 2011-11-30 16:17 UTC (History)
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2007-02-21 01:22 UTC, kiran_bhumana

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Description kiran_bhumana 2007-02-21 01:21:23 UTC
The property editor of each activity on the BPEL canvas shows the properties
associated with the activity. It would be great if we show the correlations
defined(or associated with) for the activity. The snapshot shows that the reply
is  highlighted but the correlations are not displayed in the property editor.
To see the correlations, user needs to double-click the activity, and then go to
the correlations tab of the launched window.
Comment 1 kiran_bhumana 2007-02-21 01:22:20 UTC
Created attachment 38738 [details]
snap shot that shows the picture described in the issue
Comment 2 Sergey Lunegov 2007-03-02 10:15:00 UTC
Nikita, please evaluate it. I prefer to mark it as enhancement and implement in
the next release. 
Comment 3 Nikita Krjukov 2007-03-06 11:00:46 UTC
The reason why the correlation aren't shown in the property sheet is that it's 
not a property of the reply entity, but rather separate related entity. And 
they have relation cardinality one-to-many. 

I can suggest resolving questions: 
-- what should be shown as a value of the property in the property sheet? 
-- Does it worth to make second dialog for the sake of reduction of steps to 
achieve the correlations from 2 to 1? Now the user has to call the Property 
dialog and switch to secon tab.
Comment 4 Nikita Krjukov 2007-03-06 11:03:55 UTC
The correlations also are visible in the Navigator view as subnodes. 
I think it's the best way to show them. 
Comment 5 Nikita Krjukov 2007-03-06 11:08:19 UTC
BTW, I've note some difference in terms. 
It seems we call as "Property Sheet" the thing which is called "Property 
Editor" here.
Comment 6 kiran_bhumana 2007-03-06 18:33:38 UTC
in the navigator view th correlation nodes are not context specific. Are they?
I want to see what correlations i used on a specific activity without too many
clicks. In some sense, to view correlations they give the impression that they
are hidden and no quick way to see them. 

your property editor second tab sounds better. 
I also have the following view, as a user i don't care if it is the attribute of
a activity that is being shown or something else in the property editor as long
as it is relevant. This argument you gave the property editor is for attributes
of the activity seems to come from more of a technical reason than usability. As
a user i want to see all the information related to an activity as easily as

P4 priority is ok.