Topic: Collection_select slowing pages down

Hi everyone,

Hopefully this is the right place to put this.
I have several forms on a site i developed... it is now in production/live and some of the pages are either taking very very long to load or freezing IE i think it's due to the collection_select that i have on all these forms.

The reason why is that i am retrieving close to 17000 records in one drop down list in each of these forms.

Does anyone know how i can either cache these records so they load faster or somehow speed up the forms?

Cheers
Coops

Re: Collection_select slowing pages down

I ended up fixing this problem by implementing jquery Auto-complete plugin which put the ID data into a hidden_field. That way the page did not have to load all 17000 records at once and instead search them using AJAX.

If anyone would like for me to post my code and how to etc... please let me know.

Cheers
Coops