Bug #57656 Highlighting tables on click
Submitted: 22 Oct 2010 11:44 Modified: 22 Oct 2010 14:11
Reporter: Christoffer Hafsahl Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench: Modeling Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:Any OS:Any
Assigned to: Alfredo Kojima CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: focus, highlight

[22 Oct 2010 11:44] Christoffer Hafsahl
Currently when you mouseover a table in the EER diagram, you highlight relationships, columns and tables related to the table you have the cursor over. This is a good feature, which I believe could be extended further, especially important when dealing with larger models. 

How to repeat:
Open project, show EER diagram and select a table with foreign keys. 

Suggested fix:
There are two parts to this feature request. The first (and probably easiest to implement) is to keep the relationships, columns and related tables highlighted when you click on a table as well. This would allow a developer to work with the selected table and at the same time see related tables. The functionality exists, but currently only on mouseover. 

In addition to this, I'd like the model to 'dim' all the other tables when selecting a specific table. Relationships should still be highlighted, but non-related tables and relationships should also be made less visible, making it easier for the dev to focus on the selected table(s).
[22 Oct 2010 14:11] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the feature request.
[28 Oct 2010 14:26] Alfredo Kojima
Good ideas.
[13 Aug 2014 0:28] Ari Maniatis
This is an old neglected task, but it would be extremely useful for me too. Forgot about the second part of this (dimming all other tables), but keeping the relationship highlight on selected tables (and not just on hover) would be incredibly useful.
[11 May 16:47] TR Staake
I was thinking this would be nice still as I was thinking the same thing as a first time user just now :).