Item_Item class

For the moment CommonDBRelation manage the connection between Phones, Printers and Peripherals to a computer.
I propose to extend it to :
  • connect peripherals and simcards to phones and peripherals
  • manage connections from an item to another (several simcards on a phone)
  • manage connections of several items to one (a simcard can be connected to a computer, a phone or a peripheral)

MoYo : CommonDBRelation is a standard class to manage link between 2 objects... Not only phones / printers... Maybe you want to speak about Computer_Item ?
Walid : I was thinking of a way to factorize and extends treatments made in Computer_Item in CommonDBRelation. Maybe the best would be a new classe CommonDBConnection for example, which extends CommonDBRelation.
MoYo : maybe... the migration to a item_item class and table (as networkport) managing all direct connection may be the easiest solution...
Wald : you mean having for example Computer_Peripheral, Computer_Phone and so on ? do I understand it right ?
MoYo : no Item_Item with 2 couple itemtype / items_id

This feature can be linked to #2225 (filter connection by status)

Item_Item class

Add a new class Item_Item extends CommonDBRelation.
Computer_Item will be replaced by Item_Item.

Connections definitions

Describe possible connections between items : add a new global array in define.php
For each itemtype, there's the list of all other itemtypes that can be connected.

$CFG_GLPI["directconnections_types"]     = array ('Computer'   => array('Peripheral', 'Phone',
                                                                        'Printer', 'Monitor'),
                                                  'Peripheral' => array('Computer', 'Phone'),
                                                  'Phone'      => array('Peripheral', 'Computer'),
                                                  'Printer'    => array('Computer'),
                                                  'Monitor'    => array('Computer'));

Tab management

Count all connections for all types. Filter count depending on the rights :
  • if user has no right to see monitors, do not show monitors count

Connections display

Change display to a list, like network ports and connections.
There will be only one method to display all connections : Item_Item::showRelations

Add a new connection by using Dropdown::showItemType()

Front directory changes

Add an item_item.form.php which handles :
  • connection
  • deconnection
  • unglobalization

Remove actions "connect", "disconnect" and "unglobalize" from monitor.form.php, computer.form.php, printer.form.php, phone.form.php and peripheral.form.phph.

Database changes

Rename glpi_computers_items table in glpi_items_items. The table has the following prototype :

REATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `glpi_items_items` (
  `itemtype_1` varchar(255) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci DEFAULT NULL,
  `itemtype_2` varchar(255) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci DEFAULT NULL,
  `items_id_1` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
  `items_id_2` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`),
  KEY `itemtype_1` (`itemtype_1`)
  KEY `itemtype_2` (`itemtype_2`)
  KEY `items_id_1` (`items_id_1`),
  KEY `items_id_2` (`items_id_2`),
  KEY `item1` (`itemtype_1`,`items_id_1`),
  KEY `item2` (`itemtype_2`,`items_id_2`),

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