Are you struggling with loading the thousands of requirements in your database? If so, this feature is for your. In the recent versions, we have implemented a new method for speeding up the loading speeds of your requirements called “Quick load tables”, which improves the loading speeds in multifolds compared to the current loading time.
Quick load tables are able to display large amounts of data on a web page/software by loading the data as needed on demand, instead of all at once. This means that the first rows will load very fast, and the next ones, or the data needed to display more complex cells, will be loaded and you scroll and they become visible. Additionally, we now leverage the server to do filtering and sorting, which means you can continue using the filters that you are already used to even in this new loading on demand way of browsing your requirements. Consequently, you can display tables consisting of millions of rows with ease.
Activating Quick Load Tables - Beta Features
Quick Load Tables is an exciting new feature that we've introduced as a beta version. To activate it you can either toggle it directly from the requirements table status bar or from the settings beta features page. Please have a look below for steps on how to activate with either of these two options.
Option 1: Requirements Table Status bar: [will be released in the coming versions after v1.85]
Option 2: Beta Features Page:
Step 1: Accessing Settings
Navigate to the "Settings" section by clicking on your Initials.
Step 2: Accessing Beta Features
Inside the "Settings" module, locate and select the "Beta Features".
Step 3: Activating Quick Load Tables
Within the "Beta Features" page, you'll find a list of available beta features. Look for the option related to "Quick Load Table" and check the checkbox next to this option.
By following these steps, you'll successfully activate the Quick Load Tables feature for your account.
Keep in mind that since this feature is in beta, it might have some limitations and potential issues. We appreciate your interest and participation in testing out these new capabilities. If you encounter any problems or have feedback, please feel free to reach out to our support team.
Thank you for being part of our beta testing phase and helping us shape the future of our platform with valuable insights from your usage.
Difference Between Normal Tables & Quick load Tables
Our platform offers both Normal Tables and the newly introduced Quick Load Tables. These two options cater to different needs and usage scenarios. Below, we highlight the key differences between these two table types to help you make an informed choice:
Fast Reload of Requirements:
Quick load Tables: When you access the requirements module using Quick Load Tables, the experience is optimized for speed and efficiency. The initial load presents the first set of requirements (typically 20) and their payload (directly relatedrequirement fields). As you scroll down, the quick load table dynamically loads additional requirements in sets, enhancing the user experience. This incremental loading ensures that the time taken to populate these requirements is fast.
Normal Tables: In contrast, when you access the requirements module using Normal Tables, the browser loads all the requirements from the database at once. This approach can lead to longer loading times, especially with an extensive requirements database. For databases with high requirements, the initial loading process can take a significant amount of time (1-2 minutes or more), affecting the user experience negatively.
Quick Load Tables: While this new table provides a substantial performance boost regarding loading speed, it's important to note that certain features might be currently limited. For instance, some functionalities, such as row by row table export, review center and time machine are not available. Additionally the filtering on some columns, such as images, is not available. These features will be refined and enhanced as the Quick Load Tables feature evolves.
Normal Tables: Normal Tables offer comprehensive features, including export and advanced filtering options. Since this table type loads all the data upfront, you can access the complete range of functionalities without limitations.
Through testing cycles involving more than 100,000 requirements, a clear performance advantage has been observed with Quick Load Tables. Quick Load Table requirements loaded within 5 seconds in these tests, ensuring a seamless user experience. On the other hand, Normal Tables took over a minute to load the same set of requirements.
Choosing the Right Option:
When deciding between the two tables, consider your specific needs. If loading speed and efficient scrolling are your priorities, Quick Load Tables offer a great advantage, especially with large datasets. However, if you require access to the full suite of features, including export and complex filtering, Normal Tables might be the preferred choice despite potentially longer loading times.