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phpMyAdmin inline editing stopped working

Category: Databases

2013-10-25 9:05 am EST

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Until very recently (the past few days, I think), I used to be able to use phpMyAdmin's inline editing ability to change rows in my MySQL database tables.

Now, no matter what browser or platform I use, I have to click on the "edit" link which takes me to a new page each time, slowing down the editing considerably.

Can that be turned back on?

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43,761 Points
2013-10-25 11:06 am EST
Hello Scott,

I checked with the Systems team and they say no changes were made to affect that. I also checked on my own server which runs the same version and get the same result, I am not able to inline edit either, so I completely understand the situation from your side.

We are going to upgrade the cPanel to 11.38 soon, which will have phpMyAdmin 4.0. In this version, the ability to toggle the inline editing will be on the user settings, so if you can hang in there until the update (I do not know exactly when that is) then you will be able to control that.

Another option, which you can do immediately, is to install phpmyadmin into your account separately via the Softaculous tool. This will allow you to be able to control not only the version and inline editing, but all features and not have to rely on the server settings. You can find those instructions here.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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I am having a similar problem. Not only am I unable to inline edit, I cannot import an sql file into a db. I can click the import tab, select the sql file on my computer, but when I click on "OK" absolutely nothing happens. Also, another strange thing (sympton?) is that the Import panel has changed from the "simple" import to the one with all of the choices... It's nothing I did.
It was working a few days ago just fine and has now gone wonky.
I am in the process of moving 8 Wordpress sites to InMotion and this is a BIG problem!!!
39 Points
2013-10-27 12:55 pm EST
Hello kdawes01,

As it was working previously and is not displaying any errors now, it looks like there may just be an issue within your browser that is causing it to act up. Try deleting all cached information from your browser as well as trying another web browser to see if the issue is then resolved.
11,186 Points
2013-10-28 10:04 am EST



43,761 Points
2013-10-25 9:55 am EST
Hello HorizonsWF,

Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your phpMyAdmin. We are not aware of any changes made here with phpMyAdmin that would cause the cessation of inline editing. If you would please check different tables and columns to confirm this behavior it would be helpful. If you can confirm that, please reply back here and we can have one of our System Admins take a deeper look into the server.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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I just checked various columns in several tables and am experiencing the same behavior in both Chrome and Firefox on OS X and Win7, so it appears to not be on my end.

8 Points
2013-10-25 10:02 am EST
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