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Notes View Column - Data Filter 
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: Sudhish Jayaswal956 27 Nov 2007
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The Notes Vierw Column Header Click, should provide a Filter option, which allows the user to see the entire list in the view, or a selected value, or a conditional filter. Somewhat similar to the Data Auto-Filter option available in MS Excel.

1) James Summerton1402 (27 Nov 2007)
I understand where your coming from with this idea, I agree it would be a nice thing to have, but imagine the overhead on a decent sized view, basically the client would have to rebuild a new index for the view based on the filter options you have chosen.

Other things to think of here:
- Would categorisation, sorting. totals, etc already in place be preserved? Or would the filtered results be returned like a FT Search
- Would it proved the user a text box to enter the filter terms, or would it unique the values and provide a drop down the way excel does (there would be a decent sized overhead in this)?
- Would this be a user enabled option or something the developer would turn on for a view?

That's about all the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
2) Patrick Lambourne644 (27 Nov 2007)
I think this could work well if it was an option that the DB designer could enable - like the 'click on column heading to sort' option.

I don't think it would necessarily cause a big overhead for the server - I have never heard of categorised views being much more server intensive than standard views, so therefore categorised columns should not be much slower than the existing option for user sortable columns.


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