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brendonhatcher

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create an object from another object type
« on: March 28, 2009, 07:56:45 PM »
Hi

I'd like to see smart matching of data when generating new objects.
This would greatly speed up data entry.

For example:

I receive an email from a client requesting some action.
I press a button titled "Generate Task"
The task entry screen appears, and is pre populated with:

Task title = email subject
Subscriber - includes email address of sender
If the sender is a contact, and the contact is linked to only one workspace, then select that workspace
Task description = body of email
Start date = date when email was received
Etc.

Each field would still be editable, so that I can change the content if I wish.

I can see similar functionality for email -> event, email -> document etc.

What do other users think?

Regards
Brendon

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Re: create an object from another object type
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 08:44:45 PM »
I think this is a good idea.

This gives OpenGoo intelligence to reduce the amount of typing required.  Let the application fill in as much data as possible!

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Re: create an object from another object type
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 07:55:35 PM »
Totally agreed, and something I look forward to myself!

As a matter of fact, this features are pretty similar to the first feature of the list we put up to be sponsored.

If we find enough interest, these could very well be added to the list.

"e-mail -> task" would definitely be my first candidate, followed closely by "e-mail -> event".
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Re: create an object from another object type
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 08:49:53 PM »
As a matter of fact, this features are pretty similar to the first feature of the list we put up to be sponsored.

I don't get how that sponsorship page works. If someone sponsors say $800, do you implement every item on the list, vs $400, where you implement half the items on the list?

Or do you pick one of the items that has a particular sponsorship level next to it?

Or...?

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Re: create an object from another object type
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 06:10:44 PM »
Features that are small enough can be sponsored by silver sponsors.

More costly features can only be sponsored by golden-platinum sponsors.

All features will be fully developed (The more sponsors, the faster).

Platinum sponsors get the biggest banner (The possibilities to publish banners and links are an added benefit for sponsors).
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Re: create an object from another object type
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 04:00:02 PM »
Hi

Sorry for this delayed response - I didn't notice that people had responded.

Thinking about it again, what would be REALLY great is some kind of hook system, rather than hard coded integrations between object types.

So, instead of coding an email -> task code snippet, make a plugin architecture that allows any object -> object mapping.  For example, a file format that defines the interactions through an XML file, etc.

Not being a programmer, that's as far as I can take it :-)

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Brendon

 

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