3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 30, 2017 3:01 PM by philmodjunk

    fields ... off screen

    gethappy@happypc.com

      Not having fields on the layout helps with load time, but what if the fields are off screen?

       

      If fields are offscreen, but still technically on the layout (even though users can't see them) … is it still as quick OR is it best to not have the fields on the layout at all?

       

      This is for maintenance scripts that are running on a server that are quickly modifying lots of records.

        • 1. Re: fields ... off screen
          philmodjunk

          The only difference would be if the fields are unstored calculations. If they are data, I don't think that it would make much difference.

           

          For such a maintenance script, I'd use a layout that had the correct context but which did not have ANY fields on the layout....

          • 2. Re: fields ... off screen
            gethappy@happypc.com

            so ... you are saying that all fields OFF SCREEN is not the same as no fields anywhere on the layout.

             

            assume they are all stored text/number fields ...none are unstored calculations. 

             

            no fields is always better than some fields off screen?

            • 3. Re: fields ... off screen
              philmodjunk

              I'm saying that it won't make much difference except for unstored calculation fields (or summary fields for that matter).

               

              But leaving the fields off the layout makes sure that I don't have any unstored calcs, conditional formatting, hide object when now or due to some future change by my future self or a fellow programmer. I make it a blank layout except for bright red letters stating: "This is a utility layout used by script ABC...."