Kexi/Junior Jobs/Improve handling permission error on database creation

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Status: DONE, Target: 2.9, Difficulty: EASY

Assigned to: Roman Shtemberko <[email protected]>

Proposed and mentored by Jstaniek (talk) 09:33, 6 November 2014 (UTC)


When creating a new SQLite-based .kexi file, pick non-writable folder. Example ('/' is clearly non-writable):


When you press Next:


This message can clearly confuse users. Roman properly noted that it's not clear if SQLite has raised error because it's misconfigured. It isn't but user shouldn't have to guess.

The Task

Check write permissions for the file before creation is even requested, before "Next" step is handled. In case of error, display this message:

i18nc("@info", "Could not create database file <filename>%1</filename>. "
      "<note>There is no permission to create this file. "
      "Pick another directory or change permissions so the file can be created.</note>",

Then, do not move to next page. As you see on the second screenshot, otherwise user is unable to move back to previous page to change the path.

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