listbox table issue

Discussion in 'ASP General' started by buzz, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. buzz

    buzz Guest

    I would appreciate a pointer.....

    I have an asp page that links to an Access database and retrieves 2500
    records and each record line has two listboxes. The problem is, although
    everything is fine when a few hundred records are retrieved, when the full
    2500 are the listboxes do not position themselves within the table cell and
    even extend beyond the table at the bottom of the page. Any ideas?

    The server in NT4 running IIS4 and the browser used is IE6.
     
    buzz, Jun 3, 2004
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  2. Does a user really need to see 5000 listboxes on one page? Why not make
    them choose some way to filter it down so they never have to see 2500
    records at once? That page would be completely unusable, IMHO.

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    "buzz" <> wrote in message
    news:40bf7137$0$17778$...
    > I would appreciate a pointer.....
    >
    > I have an asp page that links to an Access database and retrieves 2500
    > records and each record line has two listboxes. The problem is, although
    > everything is fine when a few hundred records are retrieved, when the full
    > 2500 are the listboxes do not position themselves within the table cell

    and
    > even extend beyond the table at the bottom of the page. Any ideas?
    >
    > The server in NT4 running IIS4 and the browser used is IE6.
    >
    >
     
    Aaron [SQL Server MVP], Jun 3, 2004
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  3. buzz

    buzz Guest

    Aaron

    Each line is a pallet of stock and one listbox contains what to do with it
    and the second is a reasoncode. The user gooes through his/her stock
    indicating stock that needs to be displosed of and the entire page is then
    updated to reflect these changes.

    This is the extreme of the records available and there are filters to reduce
    the number of records but this option will still be required.

    many thanks

    buzz



    "Aaron [SQL Server MVP]" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > Does a user really need to see 5000 listboxes on one page? Why not make
    > them choose some way to filter it down so they never have to see 2500
    > records at once? That page would be completely unusable, IMHO.
    >
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    > http://www.aspfaq.com/
    > (Reverse address to reply.)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "buzz" <> wrote in message
    > news:40bf7137$0$17778$...
    > > I would appreciate a pointer.....
    > >
    > > I have an asp page that links to an Access database and retrieves 2500
    > > records and each record line has two listboxes. The problem is,

    although
    > > everything is fine when a few hundred records are retrieved, when the

    full
    > > 2500 are the listboxes do not position themselves within the table cell

    > and
    > > even extend beyond the table at the bottom of the page. Any ideas?
    > >
    > > The server in NT4 running IIS4 and the browser used is IE6.
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    buzz, Jun 3, 2004
    #3
  4. Well, usability aside, as for the client-side display issue (extending
    beyond the table), it's not really an ASP issue. If you can reproduce the
    problem at a URL, post it to a client-side HTML group and ask, "what's up?"

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    "buzz" <> wrote in message
    news:40bf74c1$0$17783$...
    > Aaron
    >
    > Each line is a pallet of stock and one listbox contains what to do with it
    > and the second is a reasoncode. The user gooes through his/her stock
    > indicating stock that needs to be displosed of and the entire page is then
    > updated to reflect these changes.
    >
    > This is the extreme of the records available and there are filters to

    reduce
    > the number of records but this option will still be required.
    >
    > many thanks
    >
    > buzz
    >
    >
    >
    > "Aaron [SQL Server MVP]" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    > > Does a user really need to see 5000 listboxes on one page? Why not make
    > > them choose some way to filter it down so they never have to see 2500
    > > records at once? That page would be completely unusable, IMHO.
    > >
    > > --
    > > http://www.aspfaq.com/
    > > (Reverse address to reply.)
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "buzz" <> wrote in message
    > > news:40bf7137$0$17778$...
    > > > I would appreciate a pointer.....
    > > >
    > > > I have an asp page that links to an Access database and retrieves 2500
    > > > records and each record line has two listboxes. The problem is,

    > although
    > > > everything is fine when a few hundred records are retrieved, when the

    > full
    > > > 2500 are the listboxes do not position themselves within the table

    cell
    > > and
    > > > even extend beyond the table at the bottom of the page. Any ideas?
    > > >
    > > > The server in NT4 running IIS4 and the browser used is IE6.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Aaron [SQL Server MVP], Jun 3, 2004
    #4
  5. buzz

    buzz Guest

    OK

    Thanks anyway


    "Aaron [SQL Server MVP]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Well, usability aside, as for the client-side display issue (extending
    > beyond the table), it's not really an ASP issue. If you can reproduce the
    > problem at a URL, post it to a client-side HTML group and ask, "what's

    up?"
    >
    > --
    > http://www.aspfaq.com/
    > (Reverse address to reply.)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "buzz" <> wrote in message
    > news:40bf74c1$0$17783$...
    > > Aaron
    > >
    > > Each line is a pallet of stock and one listbox contains what to do with

    it
    > > and the second is a reasoncode. The user gooes through his/her stock
    > > indicating stock that needs to be displosed of and the entire page is

    then
    > > updated to reflect these changes.
    > >
    > > This is the extreme of the records available and there are filters to

    > reduce
    > > the number of records but this option will still be required.
    > >
    > > many thanks
    > >
    > > buzz
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Aaron [SQL Server MVP]" <> wrote in message
    > > news:%...
    > > > Does a user really need to see 5000 listboxes on one page? Why not

    make
    > > > them choose some way to filter it down so they never have to see 2500
    > > > records at once? That page would be completely unusable, IMHO.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > http://www.aspfaq.com/
    > > > (Reverse address to reply.)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "buzz" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:40bf7137$0$17778$...
    > > > > I would appreciate a pointer.....
    > > > >
    > > > > I have an asp page that links to an Access database and retrieves

    2500
    > > > > records and each record line has two listboxes. The problem is,

    > > although
    > > > > everything is fine when a few hundred records are retrieved, when

    the
    > > full
    > > > > 2500 are the listboxes do not position themselves within the table

    > cell
    > > > and
    > > > > even extend beyond the table at the bottom of the page. Any ideas?
    > > > >
    > > > > The server in NT4 running IIS4 and the browser used is IE6.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    buzz, Jun 3, 2004
    #5
  6. "buzz" <> wrote in message
    news:40bf74c1$0$17783$...
    > Aaron
    >
    > Each line is a pallet of stock and one listbox contains what to do with it
    > and the second is a reasoncode. The user gooes through his/her stock
    > indicating stock that needs to be displosed of and the entire page is then
    > updated to reflect these changes.
    >
    > This is the extreme of the records available and there are filters to

    reduce
    > the number of records but this option will still be required.


    How about two (2) pages. One to list the pallets and another to display an
    add/edit form. You could also implement paging on the list page to limit the
    number of rows returned to some sane number like 10 or so. It's a pretty
    common approach this type of scenario.
     
    Chris Hohmann, Jun 3, 2004
    #6
  7. buzz

    Guest

    On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 19:41:20 +0100, "buzz" <> wrote:

    Your computer may be low on resources. I had wierd problems like this
    when using Win98 and a thing that had lots of controls on the web
    page...

    I use a computer now that has 750mb memory and win2000... you should
    try the http call to the page on a different (better) computer...

    If all the other items that are "flushed" from the server buffer to
    the client look "good" then the client can't handle the amount of data
    being spit at it...

    Try a 2.4mhz box with a lot of mem and win2000. If that doesn't do
    it... then you may be S.O.L. on the amount of data you're passing
    back...

    b.t.w. - you're welcome


    >I would appreciate a pointer.....
    >
    >I have an asp page that links to an Access database and retrieves 2500
    >records and each record line has two listboxes. The problem is, although
    >everything is fine when a few hundred records are retrieved, when the full
    >2500 are the listboxes do not position themselves within the table cell and
    >even extend beyond the table at the bottom of the page. Any ideas?
    >
    >The server in NT4 running IIS4 and the browser used is IE6.
    >
    >
     
    , Jun 4, 2004
    #7
  8. wrote:
    >
    > I use a computer now that has 750mb memory and win2000... you should
    > try the http call to the page on a different (better) computer...


    You must have an amazing number of memory slots:

    512 + 128 + 64 + 32 + 8 + 4 + 2 = 750

    Even if you're sharing memory with the video card, this requires five:

    512 + 256 + 8 + 4 + 2 - 32 = 750

    Impressive. ;-)



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    Dave Anderson, Jun 4, 2004
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  9. buzz

    buzz Guest

    Thanks very much, I appreciate the comments.....

    I know the 2500 records seem a lot but this is what has been specced by
    those requiring the application and would be quite usable if this problem
    could be overcome. Planners are responsible for certain product lines and
    require their products to be listed along with the pallet status' in
    numerical order so that they can be systematically gone through. As I
    mentioned earlier there are filters and this is the extreme but still
    currently a requirement if achievable.

    I shall try it on a beefier machine and then revisit if it still does not
    display correctly..


    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 19:41:20 +0100, "buzz" <> wrote:
    >
    > Your computer may be low on resources. I had wierd problems like this
    > when using Win98 and a thing that had lots of controls on the web
    > page...
    >
    > I use a computer now that has 750mb memory and win2000... you should
    > try the http call to the page on a different (better) computer...
    >
    > If all the other items that are "flushed" from the server buffer to
    > the client look "good" then the client can't handle the amount of data
    > being spit at it...
    >
    > Try a 2.4mhz box with a lot of mem and win2000. If that doesn't do
    > it... then you may be S.O.L. on the amount of data you're passing
    > back...
    >
    > b.t.w. - you're welcome
    >
    >
    > >I would appreciate a pointer.....
    > >
    > >I have an asp page that links to an Access database and retrieves 2500
    > >records and each record line has two listboxes. The problem is, although
    > >everything is fine when a few hundred records are retrieved, when the

    full
    > >2500 are the listboxes do not position themselves within the table cell

    and
    > >even extend beyond the table at the bottom of the page. Any ideas?
    > >
    > >The server in NT4 running IIS4 and the browser used is IE6.
    > >
    > >

    >
     
    buzz, Jun 4, 2004
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