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We have an html launch page setup with a half dozen listboxes. It seems to take a while to load these list boxes from the database. We are using the dynamic control values method from the Resource Layout tool. Is there a way to find out what Webfocus is doing in the background to load the listboxes? I suspect it is going against the whole table to find all the distinct values. Should we write a stored proc to do this?
Posts: 81 | Location: Calgary, Alberta | Registered: August 07, 2003
i totally agree with Vivian. i,too, generate all my lists as part of my etl procedures (hourly refreshed) and place them so that they can be filedeffed in my MRE as well as read by my self-serv .asp launch pages as serverside includes. Creating them, i define a variable that is the complete option tag. OUTPUT/A100='[OPTION NAME=MYITEM VALUE="' | MYVAR | '">choose this region[/OPTION>'; and then print one OUTPUT value for each value of MYVAR as a format alpha file which gives it a .txt extension. Just change your mre launch pages from html pages to fexes (copy and paste) and then start your mre launch page/fexes with FILEDEFS to your text files, followed by the html tag and the rest of your launch page . Does this help?(you know those brackets are left carets, right?)
Posts: 3811 | Location: Manhattan | Registered: October 28, 2003
Our DBA's were kind enough to have created lookup tables containing all the possible values. We leverage these tables, and our drop-downs only take a few seconds to load.
You can check out the actual queries by looking in your Temporary Internet Files folder (same place where cookies are stored). You'll see some XML docs with the adhoc fex embedded in the name. Basically, it does: TABLE FILE SOMEFILE SUM FST.VALUE_FIELD FST.DISPLAY_FIELD BY VALUE_FIELD ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT XML END