Issue 89952 - DataPilot: Disabled option in "Select Source" dialog disturbs user
Summary: DataPilot: Disabled option in "Select Source" dialog disturbs user
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-05-26 09:45 UTC by niederbayern
Modified: 2014-01-12 12:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Screenshot showing disabled option in DataPilots first dialog (12.08 KB, image/png)
2008-05-26 09:47 UTC, niederbayern
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Description niederbayern 2008-05-26 09:45:44 UTC
The first dialog of DataPilot shows an option "External source/interface". This
option is disabled. (See the attached screenshot.)

According to online help, the third option is meant for creating a DataPilot
from OLAP. It is disabled since there is no implementation of the UNO service

Also see statement of NN here:

Average users do not understand this. Support personell are being frequently
asked questions like: "Why isn´t it possible to use external data for
DataPilot?" It is possible, of course. The third option ist not necessary for
that. But users become disturbed by the disabled option, that makes one beleive,
using of external sources is not possible for some unknown reason.

Suggestion: Either change the third option from disabled to invisible as long as
the preconditions for its use are not given. Or change its label to "Other
external source/interface", in order not to make users beleive the disabled
option is the only way to analyse data outside of a spreadsheet.

In addition clarify this context in online help.
Comment 1 niederbayern 2008-05-26 09:47:40 UTC
Created attachment 53933 [details]
Screenshot showing disabled option in DataPilots first dialog
Comment 2 oc 2008-07-15 10:45:15 UTC
reassigning features and enhancements to user which
will be the default owner for those tasks (was introduced some time ago)
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-01-12 12:44:52 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1555399
2014-01-06_04:13:46 - Rev. 1555657