Active/disabled switch - feature request

This is the thing I was thinking about many many many times:
would you mind to add the enable/disable switch to filters, sort and group section? The same switch that is already implemented in search box, hidden fields and in filters.


In filters it is present only to disable them all, but not separate/selected filters or filter groups, or selected filters inside filter groups, which could be very useful.
The same in sort, where I could temporarily disable some sort criteria while others keep active.
And switches can be useful also in colors section to temporarily disable selected coloring criteria that I don’t want to delete and then create again later.

This could be very handy, time-saving and useful when manipulating with filters, sorting, rows coloring and grouping. The whole workflow could be much more flexible and versatile, without need of creating more and more views just because of one differen filter, sort, color etc.

One more idea for filter groups:
it would be also useful to have one extra thrashcan ikon to delete the whole filter group…

I love this idea! I will discuss it with the team. :ok_hand:

Hello @marcus, we’ve discussed your proposal. We’re concerned that adding too many switches might overcomplicate the UI. Currently, we have a switch for filtering ‘all disabled’ which, for some users, is already confusing. So, we are rejecting this feature idea, but we will implement the switch to delete the whole filter group. Hope for your understanding!

@olgatrykush Please reconsider adding a on/off toggle for each filter. I feel like I’m deleting and re-adding filters all day instead of simply turning them on/off.

I can’t see why this would be confusing UI, but perhaps this feature can be enabled for more ‘advanced’ users in the Settings?

Thanks for the feedback @avviodigital! Let me re-discuss it with the team :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hey @marcus @avviodigital, we’ve talked again about this idea and it has been approved. Our new plan is to replace the trash bin icon with the three dots ‘…’, and place two actions underneath — delete or deactivate filters. What do you think about this implementation?

Hi @olgatrykush , I think this would be a better solution.


Two reasons:

  1. just one click needed to switch or delete the filter, and
  2. it’s perfectly clear (visible), if and which filters are disabled and which are enabled, when opening the filters menu

What do you think?

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Hey @marcus, I’ll leave your suggestion as a comment under the issue addressing this feature request. When someone from the development team picks it up, they’ll sync with our designer to decide on the best solution. Thanks for your input!

(The issue should be created by the end of the week. I’ll share it here once it’s live.)

Hey @marcus, here is an issue: Adding on/off toggle for each filter (active/disabled) (#2673) · Issues · Baserow / baserow · GitLab