~70 fields on a portal row.
I have a portal from Products to Statuses. I have 10 different status types with an average of 7 fields. Each set of 7 fields only displays when the portal row is of the corresponding activity type. So around 63 hidden fields no matter what the activity type. Since the user does not need to input data into these fields (they only need to be able to see the data), am I better of using merge fields?
If it has no impact on performance, I'd choose regular fields since they're easier to layout (merge field text boxes have to be as large as the merge field, whereas fields can be resized as small as I like).