HUE-9224 [frontend] Move the connectors category filter to a dropdown

Review Request #14944 — Created April 2, 2020 and submitted

jgauthier, ranade, romain, roohi, weixia, yingc
commit 50bb594fa9bfa1e7af94e0149eb359fdc7251a65
Author: Johan Ahlen <>
Date:   Thu Apr 2 14:26:07 2020 +0200

    HUE-9224 [frontend] Move the connectors category filter to a dropdown

:100644 100644 665d4d0601 39bdb56194 M	desktop/core/src/desktop/js/apps/about/components/ko.connectorsConfig.js
Manual on Chrome
  1. What is the advantage of a dropdown? Right now it is visual and help browse quickly the connectors. It is a common pattern in the other editors and DB import tools

    1. The common pattern you're referring to is for pure tabs and as we list all of them up front, and with the current logic (especially with the "All" alternative), we're using it as a filter and not tabs.

      The advantage of the dropdown is two-fold, it adds less clutter to the page compared to pills and it's a pattern we use to filter elsewhere (doc types in left assist etc.).

      I'm actually doubting it's usefullness, are we really expecting that many connectors configured that it's a necessary to filter on type? Maybe KISS and remove it alltogether.

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Status: Closed (submitted)