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  • 1.  Clean up Searchable fields - best practices

    Posted 01-31-2022 18:41
    Hello,
    I would like to clean up my searchable fields, assuming this will improve QBASE  performance.  Any suggestions on what field types definitely don't need to be searchable?
    thx

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    BuildPro
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  • 2.  RE: Clean up Searchable fields - best practices

    Posted 02-01-2022 13:50
    Hi BuildPro,

    One field type that can be very intensive is Multi-line text blocks. If you have sections where users might be entering paragraphs of text removing them from search can help avoid situations where people look for text strings against big blocks of text if that is not your intention. The same is true for any formula or relationship fields you have in your app that someone wouldn't want to search against. For example if you are using formula fields in the background for calculations that wouldn't need to be searched on reports or if you are using fields to style text you usually don't want to include both fields in a search as that is duplicative.

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    Evan Martinez
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  • 3.  RE: Clean up Searchable fields - best practices

    Posted 16 days ago
    Is there a way to "uncheck all"?  I have 2500+ fields in my Jobs Table.  Very tedious to uncheck one-by-one.
    Thank you

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    BuildPro
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  • 4.  RE: Clean up Searchable fields - best practices

    Posted 16 days ago
    I do not think there is a way to uncheck all. What I would do is go through each of those tables with very high field counts and set up the default report meaning the columns that are most useful most of the time. And then I would one by one go through just each of those fields to decide which ones are searchable.

    When you are searching on a table report which is the most common kind of report QuickBase will only search the fields that are on the report so arguably for performance it's not super necessary to uncheck searchable on every single field but rather unchecked searchable on fields which are commonly used on table reports.  

    Of course if you have set up search icons on the dashboard then you might be searching against all the fields unless you limit the search icon to only search on a particular report.

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    Mark Shnier (YQC)
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