Monday, November 29, 2010

GoldMine : Change the auto-search delay in the Contact Search Center

Some of you folks out there may be struggling with performance issues. Here is an easy trick to get your Contact Search Center perhaps working a little better.

If we are searching for a contact, let's say Justin Hill, we start by typing in 'Justin'. And you'll notice that as you type the name, GoldMine will try to "keep up" with what you're typing. For instance, it will give you all the "J"'s, then all the "Ju"'s. If you experience a lag when searching, you can try to increase the delay GoldMine waits before querying your search term.

So, instead of looking for "J" and "Ju", it would instead look for "Just" or "Justi" as you type. This would return smaller recordsets from SQL and hopefully result in a better searching experience.

To change this value, go to Tools | Options | Lookup

Then change the "Lookup Alignment Delay While Typing". You'll notice that gthe value is given in 10th of seconds, so adjust accordingly, perhaps to 10 or 15 (1 and 1.5 seconds respectively).

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