Selection Pane Enhancements
The Selection Pane is nice, but there are several things which would make the user experience much simpler:
1) Add Check-boxes next to the name of Visuals. When there is a need to select multiple visuals, by using check-boxes to make the selections there is no risk of clicking in the wrong place or letting go of Ctrl and so needing to go back and re-select everything.
2) Add Select All option. When dealing with a large number of visuals on a page, selecting all of them either in the report page or selection page can be very tedious and prone to error.
3) Add Groups and group level Visibility. While using a set naming convention for visuals can help to identify them in the selection pane, being able to create a group of visuals and then set the visibility for the entire group as opposed to each individual visual would make bookmarking simpler
4) Add visual Name separate from Title. Currently a visuals Title is how it will show up in the Selection Pane. The issue here is that this in many cases precludes making the Title visible in the report since the name needed to identify it in the Selection Pane is not necessarily the same as what is needed to be displayed. This results in dozens of additional Text Box visuals in order to get the appropriate chart titles.
#3 and #4 Would bring the selection pane much closer to a more usable tool!
Also, if I copy and paste a group of visuals, they are pasted coalesced with the old visuals in the selection pane. They should be grouped separately.
The selection pane allowing us to show and hide visuals only. It create confusion when we have same type of multiple Visuals or objects. If there would be an option to rename all the available objects in 'Selection Pane' then it would be easy for users to manage and it will also enhance the user experience related to 'Selection Pane'.
Also you cant see the show or hide icons properly anymore. Its impossible to see which is which. Even a different colour would be good
Compilation of enhancement that can be done on selection pane;
Consecutive selections (ctrl+shift)
Option to Rename the Visuals and Other objects available in Selection Pane
Grouping visuals in the selection pane like in the bookmark pane
Add folder, rename, copy, etc in selection pane
Ability to rename items in the Selection Pane (Apparently this is in progress)
Great idea! Today when the report I'm building is getting more complex, i relied on the selection pane the most in navigating through the visuals.
I notice that we need more ability in managing the layer especially adding them to groups and renaming the layer. Relying on the visual title as layer name doesn't give much freedom of what can be done on the report.
Please look into this!