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Global initer considerations

  • For performance considerations of the Service Manager server, a global list should contain no more than 2800 individual elements. Exceeding this limit may degrade the server performance.
  • The total size of the globallist record, which contains the full lists, cannot exceed the logical file limit set for the system.
  • The sort field must be a key on the table which is used to generate the list.
  • No matter what you set as the reset time, the server initer can only refresh the lists once every time its scheduler wakes up. Thus, if you have a list with reset time = 5 seconds and the scheduler runs every 60 seconds then the list will actually refresh every 60 seconds.

Related concepts

Global lists
Returning a list to your client
Configuring lists with Format Control

Related tasks

Access a list record
Bind a list to a form
Build lists on startup
Configure lists with Format Control
Determine if a scheduler record exists
Determine if the regen cycle is realistic
Determine when a list was last regenerated
Move a Global List to a client
Regenerate all lists
Regenerate obsolete lists
Start the server side component of the global initer
See a complete list of all the global lists on my system
Verify lister status and configuration
View changes to a list

Related references

Troubleshooting: lister