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Status Will not implement
Categories Features
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 11, 2015

Checkbox to select all should only select the current page

I had a filter with 200 items, 50 per page, and selecting the "all" checkbox selected all 200, not just the 50 on the current page. This goes against web UI from the other most common webforms, such as Microsoft, google, (hotmail and gmail), Jira, etc.

    Feb 11, 2015

    We considered having the header checkbox select items only on the current page, but decided that the more useful behavior is to have it select all of the items that match the filter conditions. 

    If the checkbox only selects items on the current page, then performing a bulk action on several hundred items would require a tedious process of handling each page at a time - 20 times if you wanted to bulk edit 1000 features.

    I know that the behavior is different in some other tools, but I don't think that difference is because selecting just the current page is better. Rather I think it is because supporting selecting all of the filtered items is more difficult and other tools have chosen the simpler implementation at the cost of ease of use. 

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  • Colin Bretagne
    Nov 5, 2020

    I understand why but it's extremely tedious selecting items manually. Disappointing given that almost every other interface gives you the option to select all in a page or select all. e.g. In gmail, when you select all, it selects everything in that specific page then prompts you with a message "do you want to select all the other 5000 items in this filter/search?"

    If I have 5000 items and I want to delete 2500, I have to select the 2500 manually one by one. There is no ability to select page by page.

    Please reconsider this request.

  • Guest
    Feb 11, 2015

    Thanks for your response.  I completely understand where you're coming from, but would like to give you this use case: 

    1. I have 300 issues and need to select 220 of these issues.  

    2. I have individually select 220 issue checkboxes to make the bulk change. 

    If I had 1000 issues and selected 50 per page, I'd only have to do this 10 times, not 220.  It was VERY tedious to make this change.