Collection editor does not exit and load if a change is made.

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  • 30-Jun-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks Asset Management 7 - ZAM7
Novell ZENworks TS.Census 3.2
Novell ZENworks Asset Management 3.3 - ZAM3.3


Collection editor does not exit and load if a change is made to the collection editor.
Within the collection option set, on the General tab, within the Run Collection Editor section is an option to allow the collection editor to exit and load the data after a set timeout limit.


This one is entirely by design. The timeout waits for any operator action forthe timeout interval before exiting. Any operator interaction at all - evensimply switching the focus to a different cell, prevents the editor fromclosing.
The ONE thingthe operator could do without circumventing the timeoutis editing the default cell (generally the First Name field) without committingthe change by moving their focus to another cell (we can't detect editingwithin that cell until it's committed).

The intent was that the collector could run (complete with Collection Editor)entirely unattended without hanging in a "wait state" overnight - or over aweekend - or over a vacation time.

If an operator manually changed the focus, then we assume that the operator hadintent to continue editing. We don't want to time out while the operator islaboring through their edit, discarding their work. This could easily happen ifthey paused to ask questions about the kind of information they're expected toenter into some field or other.