Performace related: InfoPath - Dropdown values RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a dropdown in my infopath custom list. I have around 80+ values to be added in the dropdown.

    I have the below options:

    1) adding these values in a seperate custom list and getting the value from the custom list.

    2) adding the values in the dropdown itself

    Which is the best way to do? If value is fetched from another list, would the current list performance improve?

    Thank you

    Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:29 AM


  • I would prefer the first option, because the collection should be dynamic and would be easy to add/update/delete items from the custom list. Option 2 is more static list.

    Create a dataconnection and read the values from custom list. Make sure that dataconnection is relative, so that it would be easy to manage when we promote this to another environment.

    • Proposed as answer by Brandon Atkinson Thursday, October 11, 2012 8:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Entan Ming Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:54 AM
    Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:51 PM