Filtered portals vs portals based on globals

Discussion created by PeterWindle on Mar 20, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2013 by steve_ssh

Hello everyone!


I have a solution that uses many portals (and therefore many realtionships) showing related data from another single related table.

All the portals are displayed on the one layout.


At the moment, I am using multiple relationships, each portal displays values from the one related table using globals. The globals change on a fairly regular basis. (it's a little bit like a 'console' application). Changing one global usually changes all the other globals, therefore, everything else from the related table changes, giving a summary of all sorts of info.


I was thinking that it might prove to be better performance if I change the many relationships to a single relationship and simply use 'filters' on the portal (using the same globals) to show the related info I need.


But, before I make the change, I wanted to know if there would be any performance benefit? The solution is on a WAN and it can be slow displaying multiple portals to the one table on the one layout.


Anyone have any ideas about this?