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sillysurry
Helper I
Helper I

Gallery Lagging

I have multiple galleries on a page and for some reason when I am trying to input data the fields are not getting clicked at once and need to click twice or sometimes even thrice to actually input the field.

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Above is a screenshot of a portion each different big box is a different gallery

 

Current Implementation

Using one clear collection of the main database

then each gallery item refers to the same collection but sorted according to the label header (in this case Event Management and Microsite,......)

Add New button adds another entry to the collection

then Save button later patches the collection to the main database

 

I feel when I had just one gallery it was working smoothly, however after having 10 galleries of the same collection it is lagging and harder to input data.

 

Any past experiences, ideas, suggestions?
Thanks 🙂

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@sillysurry 

Yes, I am using 3 different databases. and pulling records from each other into just one gallery.

 

Yep, this will do it. Using controls (ie labels, text inputs, etc) to reference data sources inside galleries can be extremely slow - been there done that. The only way to get rid of it is re-design.

 

If your client is pushing the current design then get them to agree to the app slowness or agree to a re-design, it's that simple really.


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EddieE
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@sillysurry 

Yep, I'd say 10 galleries is causing the issue, unless there is a lot of code on the controls inside the galleries.

 

I'd be looking to re-design


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Yes, I am using 3 different databases. and pulling records from each other into just one gallery. (for all 10 galleries)

Thing is I have redesigned into such a compact manner because that's how the client wants it. 

Right now, I realise if I "hard" click then it selects the user input. But I have got no workaround. 😞

@sillysurry 

Yes, I am using 3 different databases. and pulling records from each other into just one gallery.

 

Yep, this will do it. Using controls (ie labels, text inputs, etc) to reference data sources inside galleries can be extremely slow - been there done that. The only way to get rid of it is re-design.

 

If your client is pushing the current design then get them to agree to the app slowness or agree to a re-design, it's that simple really.


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Thank you!
sillysurry
Helper I
Helper I

Do you think it would help to make new collections for each gallery input and draw and update data there?
Would it make it any faster?

Here's how it's acting out right now

  • If I click once, then it wont go to edit mode at once, however, if I click it again then I can edit data.

1.gif

  • However, that's not all. If I edit one field and do write something. Then, the rest all fields becomes uneditable at one click again, and need to double click again for the consequent fields.

 

2.gif

 

Is it because gallery is lagging, or do you think it's cuz of something else I am missing?

@BhaskarDhone @WarrenBelz If I could get your inputs on this topic, that would be helpful too. Thanks.

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Issue does not seem to be double click. To test , type something in the first box and come out of the box by clicking outside the gallery. Give it some time , and now try to go in second text box you will not need double click.

 

Lets assume you have CollectionA as the source of gallery and text boxes displays data from your collection in respective field. 

If there is OnChange event on those textboxes and it is modifying the CollectionA. This will likely have same behavior which you are seeing right now.

 

This is what happens. Once reset is done it should editable. 

TextChange => Triggers on Change event => Refresh the collection => Reset the gallery. 

Yes, it's exactly what's happening. So, how should I get around this?

 

Current Implementation

  • Text Box - OnChange - Select(Parent) which is the Gallery
  • Gallery - OnSelect - executes the code below
Patch(
    colEventManagementCollection,
    ThisItem,
    {
        Title: varQuoRefNo,
        Description: descriptionInput.Text,
        Section:label_SectionHeader.Text,
        Qty: Value(qtyInput.Text),
        UOM: UOMInput.Selected,
    }
)
  • Save Button - OnSelect - executes code below
Patch(
    'CEU Quotation',
    UpdateIf(
        colEventManagementCollection,
        Created = Blank(),
        {ID: Blank()}
    )
);
Remove(
    'CEU Quotation',
    colDelete
);
Clear(colDelete);
Select(btnLoadData_1);

@sillysurry 

Are you saying that the above OnChange code is attached to all your Text Input boxes? That's the issue there IMO. This will definitely slow things down.

 

A better way is to track changes and then save them all in one hit. This Excel style method by @mdevaney shows you how you can set this up. I've developed something similar for one of my apps and works perfectly.

 

https://www.matthewdevaney.com/power-apps-excel-style-editable-table-part-1/

 

Using Matt's toggle process, I have a Save button that changes colour if there are any Edits / New records so the user knows to save their work - or lose it.

 

 


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sillysurry
Helper I
Helper I

I tried to copy the implementation, however, the one showed in the example resets the entire list when click on "add" instead of adding a new field in the original list.
when I tried to implement it on my own it creates some random extra rows or doesn't update properly.

@sillysurry 

Do you mean Matt Devaney's solution? If so, I've used it successfully before. Do you follow both Parts, ie 1&2?


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