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Performance with UX list component - newbie question

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  • Performance with UX list component - newbie question

    I'm converting a huge Access application to Alpha Anywhere. I've migrated the backend to SQL and am just starting on the frontend interface. I began writing the list component for the first table, which has approximately 20,000 records, and the performance is totally unacceptable. I then created a test UX with a simple list component to read one or two fields from the table and same thing. However, I create a grid component with the same table/fields and it works reasonably quick. I thought maybe it was a SQL Server thing so I tested again using the native Access table but no luck. If I filter the SQL table to include less records then everything is fine. Performance is also fine when using the original Access frontend. What am I missing here using UX list components with large recordsets?

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    Re: Performance with UX list component - newbie question

    Since no one has replied, I guess I should elaborate further. I understand it's good practice to limit the number of records moving across the network but in some cases my customers will want to view the entire list (such as browsing the pictures to find an item, etc.). So my question is this, why can I create a grid component to read a large dataset and it renders in a few seconds but when I use the same table/fields with a UX list component it takes almost an entire minute to render? Going a step further, once the records are loaded the grid scrolls through them smoothly while the list pauses on each swipe. I definitely want to use the list component for my app as it looks much nicer but I've got to figure out the performance problem. Has anyone experienced this issue? I would appreciate any advice. I must be missing something as there can't be that much difference in performance between a grid and a list. I'd be happy to upload a sample project if that would help clarify.


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      Re: Performance with UX list component - newbie question

      You need to set Data Pagination to a number like say 20. Go to List Properties.
      Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


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        Re: Performance with UX list component - newbie question


        I would highly recommend watching the Building The Sample Mobile App series of videos. I personally found them extremely helpful. This exact problem was covered in them too. Tons of good stuff from the mad coder himself
        Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8000-5628 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


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          Re: Performance with UX list component - newbie question

          Thanks for your response and advice. The data pagination option in the list properties solved the problem but I'll re-watch these videos again... I obviously missed some things the first time around.


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            Re: Performance with UX list component - newbie question

            Hooray! That fixed it. Thanks so much for your help. I thought I had watched all the videos and read all the documentation but I don't recall any mention of this property (I'm sure I probably missed it).