The problem is still there in ST9:
I know I can overwrite, but select all and hit the delete button is a lot faster.
In order to change the properties on those fields SE needs to change the parts. The fact that your draft views are not showing update lines means the files aren't being changed.
To be honest, I don't care about the who, what or where...
I change a value, I want SE to keep my change. Nothing less, nothing more.
(I feel a Mileti(r) moment comming...)
All I can say, and I'm going to get out of here before you go full on mileti, is that I can do what you want without a problem.
Edit: and to amend my earlier post, the BOM should have an update line around it but not the views.
@Joris I see the combobox control appear when you click in the cells for that column. Are you using the Propseed.txt file to display a List Of Values for that field?
If I replace each field seperatly with a "space" it is kept. If I copy this field and past over all the other files it isn't.