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Performance Dilemma: Repeating Section v. Insert Statement

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  • Performance Dilemma: Repeating Section v. Insert Statement

    Hi All,

    I have a fairly large UX that is bound to two tables, which have a one-to-many relationship. The child table is populated via a HIDDEN repeating section in the UX. While this works just fine, its slower than I would like. Without getting into a tremendous amount of detail (which may be unavoidable, but I'll try), I'm wondering if, instead of the repeating section, it would be faster to execute an INSERT SQL statement via an xbasic function to insert the records into the appropriate table. I haven't taken this path yet, simply due to lack of time, but would be willing to if there is a good chance it could improve over all performance.



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    Re: Performance Dilemma: Repeating Section v. Insert Statement

    I would certainly think a direct callback would be faster... you're cutting out the middleware.


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      Re: Performance Dilemma: Repeating Section v. Insert Statement

      Insert statement.

      Especially if it is a hidden UX - Then there would be no reason to put the data to the screen at all. If you need to keep track of a total for the hidden UX, you can do that with a select statement too.

      Caveat: part of the question is WHEN do you want to save the data. IF they are entering a bunch of records into the hidden UX, then saving it all at once (or possible not saving!), insert statements might not help a whole lot.

      You have to store the data SOMEWHERE until you save it, might as well be a repeating section.

      However, if you are literally putting records into the UX and submitting at the same time, then you might as well insert them right away.

      Note: You may also have to write update/delete statements too, don't know what you really need.


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        Re: Performance Dilemma: Repeating Section v. Insert Statement

        The child table is populated via a HIDDEN repeating section in the UX
        how is the data inserted into the repeating section if hidden, if it done automatically drawn from somewhere in the parent section then why not consider stored procedure. all will be done at the db level, i am sure it is faster than alpha updating.
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          Re: Performance Dilemma: Repeating Section v. Insert Statement

          Thanks all - great suggestions and considerations. Given the comments, it seems like the insert statement is the way to go!