Amazon Style Filter

What ever happened with the Amazon style filter idea? Futhermore, what ever happened to finishing up the Tree View view?
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  • We are working on a few new view types that will be supported in the client library.

    The new view types are being built with the help of jQuery. We have recently integrated jQuery in the client library of Code On Time apps http://codeontime.com/learn/client-li....

    The view type that will be delivered first is called "Spreadsheet". The goal is to provide a functionality similar to Data Sheet view with numerous enhancements. The new view type will behave even more like Microsoft Excel. The columns will have a fixed width and scroll horizontally. It will be possible to "freeze" a few columns.

    The view will also provide ability to collapse/expand rows. Developers will be able to take advantage of existing hierarchical tables that will effectively turn this view in a tree. Developers will also be able to create custom rollups with additional server-side code.

    We think that this view will offer another option alongside the data sheet view and will eliminate the need for a tree view. It is possible that we will simply replace the current "Data Sheet" view type with the new implementation.

    We are planning to implement List, Calendar, and Map view types thereafter.

    The new views will likely be included in Premium and Unlimited editions only. The "spreadsheet" view will become available in September of 2012.
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  • Wow, COT doesn't seem to be going in the direction of what it's customers have asked for. You seem to implement what you think is important and ignore customer requests. You've talked about the treeview for over a year now and have never implemented it. Now, you are completely abandoning it for yet another 'Grid' format. The world doesn't live by grids alone. I believe it's time for me to rethink my Premium renewal in October.
    • Ronald,

      Everything we do has originated from the customers including this particular request. Some customers even feel inclined to facilitate the implementation of certain features by sponsoring them.

      The new view will provide the "Tree" functionality.

      The new view building blocks will provide the foundation for the future views including the List view.

      We have tried to say as much in the reply above.
    • Simple tree functionality is required too. It's a common data-driven UI requirement. From your description of 'Spreadsheet View', it would not be suitable for a lookup list scenario, for example, which is a very common use case for browsing a hierarchy.

      It might help if you think of this as a 'tree column' behaviour that could be supported by various views - grid, spreadsheet etc. Ie, the leftmost column(s) of the view support hierarchical browsing.

      There have been many questions on this forum about the tree view and when it will be ready. While one of your clients may be sponsoring the tree-enabled 'Spreadsheet View', there is a clear need for more generic tree behaviour in COT.
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  • The spreadsheet view will provide both "simple" and "complex" tree view functionality.

    The new view will simply replace "DataSheet" view. The functionality will be very much the same from the user prospective. The same view will handle hierarchies.
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