Bug #55890 Double-clicking a BLOB cell in SQL Editor should open BLOB viewer
Submitted: 10 Aug 2010 16:54 Modified: 12 Aug 2010 11:28
Reporter: Matthew Hall Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench: SQL Editor Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.2.26 OS:Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: BLOB, sql editor

[10 Aug 2010 16:54] Matthew Hall
Description:
The BLOB viewer/editor addition to later versions of MySQL Workbench 5.2 is a great feature, but its access could be improved.  Currently, to access the BLOB viewer, the user is required to right-click on a BLOB cell in the "Result" tab, then select "Open Value in Viewer".  Access to the viewer could be streamlined by also allowing a double-click on a BLOB cell to automatically open the viewer/editor.

How to repeat:
1. Issue a query that returns a row containing one or more BLOB values.
2. Double-click on a BLOB cell and observe that nothing happens.  It would be nice if the BLOB viewer/editor opened on this action.
3. Right-click on the same BLOB cell and select "Open Value in Viewer".

Suggested fix:
Detect a double-click on a BLOB cell in the "Results" tab, and automatically open that cell's BLOB value in the BLOB viewer/editor.
[10 Aug 2010 17:02] Matthew Hall
It may also be nice to add quick access to the BLOB Save/Export functionality in the right-click menu below "Open Value in Viewer".  This feature is currently only accessible from the BLOB viewer/editor by clicking the "Save..." button.
[12 Aug 2010 11:28] Susanne Ebrecht
Many thanks for writing a feature request.