Add ability to reorder Description Template Setup Rules using drag and drop
The Description Template Setup Rules list must continually be reordered, since the first (sequentially) rule for which the enum/chron combination meets all criteria is used for the description, even if the enum/chron would more exactly meet a later rule. Regardless, is is also helpful to order the list so that similar rules are grouped together, so reordering would desirable as rules are added or removed.
Currently, the only way to reorder the list is to move a selected rule up or down in the list, ONE PLACE AT A TIME. This is time consuming and inefficient.
Please add the ability to reorder the list by selecting a rule (or group of rules) and dragging it to it's desired new position in the list. Similar to how columns can be reordered in Alma Analytics.
This would greatly improve efficiency in working with the Description Template Setup Rules.
We are considering to provide the ability to use a new drag and drop capability both with mouse and keyboard.
Stewart Baker commented
Is this still under review?
Like Nancy mentions, this would be great in all areas of Alma. After adding a new fulfillment unit rule, it literally takes me 5 minutes to get it to the right place on the list, which is absurd.
Nancy Babb commented
I would like to support "drag and drop" and/or "add above/below" functionality for all possible settings in Alma. "Drag and drop" is in place for changing the order of the different categories of Resource Recommenders and is extremely helpful.
Daniel George commented
If you are in favor of this idea, please also support "Description Templates -- Create reference table for months and seasons" DG
Anne Woje commented
Maja Sørnes commented
A change in the move up-and-down system would be an improvement. Drag and drop would be super, but sort by numbers will do just fine. We also noticed that the list doesn’t change according to changes made in colletions. E.g. if a change is made to public name, it has to be reentered into the list. The old name still there. And if the colletion has been deleted it still appears in this list, and make the “climb” for a new entry unnecessary long
Kathie Retszeigle commented
I like Betsy's idea too. That would REALLY be useful!
Pat Kohl commented
Just learned from a colleague that this suggestion was here. Please do what you can to improve the way this works. It is a very painful and inefficient process now.
I had such high hopes for improvement on this in the new UI. Just spent 2 HOURS getting one new rule moved into the right place so as to function properly. I gave up on the other 2 rules I should have created.
Betsy R. commented
What about "Add above" and "Add below" options on the Action drop down menu, enabling creation of a new rule in the proper place in the list? Then there would be less sorting of the list needed.
I find it unacceptable that this screen/process is so poorly designed. First, new templates insert at either the top or bottom of the list. Second, their position in the list is ESSENTIAL to proper functioning. Third, they can only be moved one place at a time. Forth, after each movement, the page scroll returns you to the top of the list, rather than retaining a position with the selected row near the top or center.
In order to save myself scrolling back to the bottom each time, I shrink the on-screen font to fit the entire page. At 160 templates, and with my 22" screen flipped vertically, it is shrunk so small that I can barely see the arrows and can pretty much only use the length of the "Rule name" field to know which template I need to move. I've taken to using a handheld magnifier to assist me in this process. Yet, with all these tricks to streamline this arduous task, my latest set of eight rules required an additional 13-15 minutes of my time JUST TO MOVE THEM INTO THE PROPER SORT ORDER. And they only needed to move about 18 positions. I haven't even calculated the enormous wasted time for a new rule that needs to be inserted mid-list.
PLEASE FIX THIS!