Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: If Not SELECT COUNT(*), Then What?
Author Kjell Rilbe
inoffensive_2009 wrote:

> The spec calls for a listbox with entries for all of the
> organization's contacts, probably in the neighborhood of 10,000, but
> it could be quite a bit bigger.

What a weird specification. :-)

I can't imagine how anyone would find such a thing useful.

Why not provide some kind of filter and always only load the first few
dozen matching records? If the user can't find the desired record there,
he'd (implicitly by scrolling down) request the application fetch more
records. Or provide better filter criteria.

But I understand - you're not in charge of the specification.

Kjell Rilbe
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