08 Jun 2012
18 Jan 2011
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This behavior doesn't sound okay if you do the second step - as the list remains empty in this case (and there is the case of moving the new category under the parent of the current parent). The list also remains empty if you have a few different tree's.
To reiterate: the preselection is fine, that is not the issue. The issue is that when you try to change the parent for new child-category that you are creating, the list of possible parent's is empty even when there are multiple other categories to choose from.
If, for example, I have the following categories existing:
then I select category4, and creation of child-category from it's action menu. Then I realize that this category should have actually been created under category7.. thus I click on the button to change the parent. In this situation the list of possible parent's is empty, and it certainly shouldn't be.
The workaround to the issue is to create the new category under category4 (well, only other option is to cancel creating it..), and then edit it - then you will be able to change the parent to category7, as the list has been populated with the existing categories. Another workaround is to not select category4 in the beginning at all, but rather to click on the button to just create category.. in which case you can click on the button to change the parent category - and the list has been populated correctly.
(In other words: the population of possible parent categories seems to only fail if two conditions are met: 1) if you are creating a new category, and 2) if you select another category as a parent, ie cause the preselection to occur.)
edit: using version 4.0.1098.0..