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Re: [Gnumed-devel] bug report: Office menu > Edit document type ... no w

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] bug report: Office menu > Edit document type ... no way to save edits
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:38:00 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 05:34:07PM -0800, James Busser wrote:

>>> Also in this widget, what effect does deleting a type have on any 
>>> documents
>>> that had been added to the archive and which had been assigned the type
>>> that is now deleted?
>> You can't.
> AKA relational integrity, yes? :-)

> Instead of deleting a type, it would make more sense to either rename it if 
> that would give a more meaningful name, (I imagine that could easily enough 
> be done)
Sure, but it needs to be in a setting that makes it very
clear that renaming a type would rename it on *all*
documents with that type.

> and if it is later useful to do, to implement a widget that could 
> merge (subsume) one type into another.
That's no problem. It just needs to be done.

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