Matthew Porter 4/26/2009 9:44:58 PM
Record paging would be a better solution. I agree that an "all or nothing" approach is inadequate. What we need is the ability to show "n" records at a time (configured with "Ask the user", and the default set in the View itself), with page navigation. This might also include the ability to Jump to record number (n) via a text box. So: <Prev 1 2 3 4 ... 10 Next > or Jump To [ ] could appear at the bottom of the list, with the "Show " records at a time at the top as a drop down with 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000 as options (for example).
And Kirill, just because you can't imagine such a situation, doesn't mean that nobody needs it. :) I have been a database developer for over 15 years, and there are many applications where this kind of feature is important.