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Embedded UX with lists not releasing memory

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  • Embedded UX with lists not releasing memory

    I am using a web app with panel cards. It has multiple embedded UX components. A couple of these have 6 lists in the component. It quickly gets to the point when I load active panels where it locks up. Is there a way to release a loaded active panel when I switch to a new one?

  • #2
    It has multiple embedded UX components. A couple of these have 6 lists in the component.
    And you wonder why it doesn't work.

    You are better saying what you are trying to do.. and asking 'How do I do it!'

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


    • #3
      If I log into the system and activate either one of the panels with multiple lists, it works fine. If I then activate the other list, it either never loads or goes extremely slow. I am assuming that the program is using too much memory and therefor cannot process the second panel. I would like to know if there is a way that I can release or remove the active panel that I just left so it allows me to run the second active panel. How do I do it?


      • #4
        I'd build a view and bring everything I needed into 1 list.


        • #5
          To answer your original question: There may be legitimate use cases for embedded objects but I avoid them. I load child components either into panels or into DIVs. Occasionally I too want to rid the component from the browser's DOM and to do this I use {dialog.object}.destroyChildComponent(). Here is a link to the documentation on the method: https://documentation.alphasoftware....t%20Method.xml

          The documentation doesn't mention it but you need to explicitly name your child component. Also, here is a sample of how you would write the code:

          var cObj = {dialog.object}.getChildObject('CHILD_OBJ_ALIAS_NAME_HERE');
          EDIT: And as already mentioned having 6 lists in a single component is likely too many.
          Last edited by Al Buchholz; 01-18-2022, 10:18 AM.
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          • #6
            Are you sure you are not getting any javascript errors when you try to switch panels?

            How big are these lists in terms of number of records?

            6 lists sounds like a lot, but unless each of them has 1000 + records, it still shouldn't be a big deal.

            As a test, I would want to know how many lists is too many.

            For instance, reduce the components to 5 lists each and see if you still have the same issue. (Then 4, then 3 etc ...)

            You may find that the issue is actually with one of the lists and not about how many there are.


            • #7
              Also, you may not be able to delete the embedded component, but you CAN empty all the lists ...



              • #8
                Thank you all for your assistance. This all makes total sense. Still Learning.


                • #9
                  In general, break things down into separate components as much as possible. If you can put each list into a separate component - do that. You can load components using Panel OnView (or other) methods rather than using Embedded Component. You can load using Action Javascript rather than using Embedded Component and that could help.


                  • #10
                    This may help you visualize things if needed.
                    Green is my main UX that I navigate to, (Main benefit is that you only open up the components you need. If I want to see orders.a5wcmp, I only pull that data, not 6 lists. Also, create a view to only pull the data needed instead of redundant fields).
                    Yellow is the panelcard I'm putting the orders ux into.
                    Red is a javascript action to open a ux in a panelcard.
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