Filtering on booleans / checkboxes not intuitive

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  1. erwin
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    Posted 25 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    2008Q2

    The grid displays boolean column as check box, the filter on the column in on
    (default), the filter checkbox is not checked - the grid displays all rows.

    If the user checks the checkbox, the grid filters all rows that are also checked.
    Now if the user clears the checkbox, the grid filters all rows that are
    not checked. So far, so good.

    The problem is, it's not intuitive for the user, since he has no visual clue,
    that filtering is still active. (The UI looks the same as before the initial checking,
    but the result is not the same.) Would be nice if the filter symbol would indicate
    active filters, or how about a 3 state checkbox?

    Erwin
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    Peter
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    Posted 28 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Erwin,

    Thank you for the nice suggestion. We will consider adding this improvement in our schedule.

    Your Telerik points has been updated.

    Best wishes,
    Peter
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  4. Sandeep Pulkundwar
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    Posted 24 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    HAs this been addressed?
  5. Peter
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    Posted 25 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Sandeep,

    Thank you for writing.

    We are going to entirely redesign the filtering feature for the next major release. We will  also do our best  to include your suggestion in it.

    If you have further questions, do not hesitate to ask.

    All the best,
    Peter
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  6. erwin
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    Posted 25 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    The issue is even bigger, when the application persists filter settings for example by saving the grid layout.

    As a workaround I display a visual clue that indicates if there are any filters active and how many rows are actually filtered away from the visible result.

    Regards
    Erwin
  7. Nick
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    Posted 28 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Hi erwin,

    Thank you for your feedback Erwin. That seems interesting on its own.

    Kind regards,
    Nick
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  8. erwin
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    Posted 29 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    I see you have fixed the unintuitive boolean filter issue with Q1 2010, thanks!

    Regards
    Erwin

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