Who uses column groups?

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Antonin Delpeuch (lists)

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Jan 11, 2020, 8:55:04 AM1/11/20
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Hi all,

I would be interested to know if anyone relies on column groups in any way?

Column groups are the orange bars created by the tree-based importers
(JSON, XML): see screenshot attached.

We are considering dropping them in version 4.0, as they seem to never
have been fully implemented.

Thanks for your feedback!
Antonin

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Wes Shepherd

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Jan 11, 2020, 11:44:24 AM1/11/20
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We use them and it helps understand the grouping of columns and nesting of different levels with xml and json. To me the visualization of the data hierarchy is pretty key.

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Antonin Delpeuch (lists)

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Jan 11, 2020, 11:52:33 AM1/11/20
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Sure, I understand the visual benefit, but do your operations actually
rely on it in any way?

Antonin

Wes Shepherd

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Jan 11, 2020, 1:59:20 PM1/11/20
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We haven’t.  I wouldn’t consider our usage power usage so we probably haven’t bumped up against a need like that vs. applying a single column operation.

Antoine Beaubien

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Feb 1, 2020, 3:40:58 PM2/1/20
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Antonin: If you would drop Column grouping, would you replace it with something else?

Regards, Antoine

Antonin Delpeuch (lists)

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Feb 2, 2020, 2:54:45 AM2/2/20
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Eventually the plan would be to replace the entire records mode and column groups by something which can represent hierarchical structures in a more faithful way, yes.

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Owen Stephens

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Feb 19, 2020, 3:55:22 AM2/19/20
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I don't even know how to use the column grouping except in terms of visualising the data! What can you currently do with the column groupings?

+1 for moving to a a better way of managing hierarchical data (but I'll comment on https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/openrefine/X9O8NBC1UKQ)

Owen


On Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 7:54:45 AM UTC, Antonin Delpeuch (lists) wrote:

Eventually the plan would be to replace the entire records mode and column groups by something which can represent hierarchical structures in a more faithful way, yes.

Antonin

On 01/02/2020 21:40, Antoine Beaubien wrote:
Antonin: If you would drop Column grouping, would you replace it with something else?

Regards, Antoine

Le samedi 11 janvier 2020 08:55:04 UTC-5, Antonin Delpeuch (lists) a écrit :
Hi all,

I would be interested to know if anyone relies on column groups in any way?

Column groups are the orange bars created by the tree-based importers
(JSON, XML): see screenshot attached.

We are considering dropping them in version 4.0, as they seem to never
have been fully implemented.

Thanks for your feedback!
Antonin

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