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From Russell Bateman <>
Subject Re: New "hierarchical" controller service system confusing
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:14:09 GMT
Thanks for the suggestion, Matt. I created NIFI-4251.

On 08/01/2017 09:39 AM, Matt Gilman wrote:
> Russell,
> Thanks for the suggestion on the improved Controller Service UX. Would 
> you mind filing a JIRA for this improvement?
> In 1.x, the user can see the components referencing a Controller 
> Service in 1 of 3 places. The references are shown in the read-only 
> details dialog, the service configuration dialog, and the 
> enable/disable service dialog. The references will include Processors, 
> Reporting Tasks, and Controller Services (and components that 
> reference those services and so on).
> Thanks
> Matt
> On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 12:45 PM, Russell Bateman 
> < <>> wrote:
>     Friends,
>     I find the new (well, since 0.7.x -> 1.x) way of associating
>     controller services based on the process group a bit disorienting.
>     When one follows the right arrow from a consuming processor and
>     lands on the Process Group Configurationpage where the services
>     are configured, one is obliged to click on the Generaltab to
>     figure out whether the controller service is at the root (the case
>     for services whose flows were upgraded from the 0.7.x world) or
>     for a specific process group (the case for configuration
>     accomplished post-upgrade/native 1.x).
>     I realize that this will be a dwindling problem, but there's
>     enough white space in this dialog to justify putting the Process
>     Group Name to the right of the dialog title (Process Group
>     Configuration) while on the Controller Servicestab, even without
>     the momentary confusion of origin (that is, a flow from 0.7.x vs.
>     a "native" 1.x flow). So, I consider that this enhancement holds
>     regardless of whether upgraded flows are present or not.
>     At the same time, I'm tempted to ask how, when looking on the
>     Controller Services tab/page, one figures out which processor
>     instance(s) is (are) consuming a particular controller service I'm
>     looking at?
>     Russ

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