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  1. ZABBIX FEATURE REQUESTS
  2. ZBXNEXT-3132

Why reinvent the wheel by providing in-house web based map creation tool? If there would be well supported import/export format, one could create and modify maps in external tool which is specialized for such purpose.

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    • Type: New Feature Request
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.11, 2.4.7
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Frontend (F)
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      Just brainstorming here in hope that somebody would pick this up and either drop as not feasible idea or iron out further details (been "sitting" on this for a while, hoping I'll have more time to iron out the proposal, but that doesn't seem to happen).

      There are several graph file formats. Many of the formats allow nodes and edges to have custom meta data (properties). As manual map creation in front-end tends to be tedious task, maybe front-end should offload this functionality to external applications and only provide support for some standard graph import/export format. This would require to define additional constraints (on top of original graph format) on graph elements (so Zabbix can map graph elements to Zabbix objects (hosts, triggers, other maps, icons etc.).

      I personally use yEd [1] for drawing graphs and it uses GraphML format (XML), but that's just an example, there are other formats and application too (I used Dia [2] in the past). Hey, maybe there are even use case for Zabbix supporting Visio's format (I think VSDX was "open").

      [1] https://www.yworks.com/products
      [2] https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia

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              Reporter:
              marcis Mārcis Lielturks
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