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Hierarchical workspaces

We currently have many workspaces based on a combination of projects and function.  For example there are a number of workspaces for projects, which all belong to a particular client.  These projects may also have internal and external workspaces for internal/external users.  Furthermore we may have a number of workspaces for internal use, such as HR, noticeboards and reference.

At the moment these are all presented in a flat list, which have now become unmanageable.  Yes I know these can be searched through to get to the one you want, but sometimes you don't know its specific name, and it would be more useful to drill down through a tree relationship to see what you're after (or what's available).

David Mulvey

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You can just use a consistent naming convention in order to achieve this.  One of our clients has about 400 workspaces and all easily ‘finadable’ through using a standard approach to how they are named. 

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Agreed...  and this is what we do.  However many people find it easier to explore the available workspaces in a visual tree-link interface.  At the moment, your only two options are:

  • searching for a word in the workspace title (which may not necessarily be known)
  • scrolling through a flat list of workspaces, hoping one will grab your attention as to what you're looking for

...which gets increasingly unpalatable the more workspaces there are.

Which looks easier to navigate - this:

Acme Internal
 \_General
 \_Sites
     \_Site A
     \_Site B
     \_Site C
     \_Site D
Projects
 \_Client A
 \_Client B
     \_Project C
         \_External

...or this..?

Acme Internal - General
Acme Internal - Sites - Site A
Acme Internal - Sites - Site B
Acme Internal - Sites - Site C
Acme Internal - Sites - Site D
Projects - Client A - Project A - External
Projects - Client A - Project A - Internal
Projects - Client A - Project B - External
Projects - Client A - Project B - Internal
Projects - Client A - Project C - External
Projects - Client A - Project C - Internal
Projects - Client A - Project D - External
Projects - Client A - Project D - Internal
Projects - Client A - Project E - External
Projects - Client A - Project E - Internal
Projects - Client A - Project F - External
Projects - Client A - Project F - Internal
Projects - Client B - Project A - External
Projects - Client B - Project A - Internal
Projects - Client B - Project B - External
Projects - Client B - Project B - Internal
Projects - Client B - Project C - External
Projects - Client B - Project C - Internal
Projects - Client B - Project D - External
Projects - Client B - Project D - Internal
Projects - Client B - Project E - External
Projects - Client B - Project E - Internal
Projects - Client B - Project F - External
Projects - Client B - Project F - Internal

David Mulvey 1 vote
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