The fast lists feature was designed to make the process of searching through excessively large lists (such as the Customer:Job List for large companies) faster!
How To Enable Fast Lists
To use the Fast Lists feature you must first enable it in preferences. You must be on the Administrator Account to enable this preference and it will apply to all users.
To access preferences from the main menu, click Edit | Preferences.
To access preferences from the toolbar, click the Preferences button.
In the subject area, click “Appearance”.
In the settings area, click the “Company Preferences” tab.
Click the check box to enable “Fast Lists”
The Preferences window
When you open a Fast Lists enabled list, such as the Customer:Job list, Work Order list or Invoice/Sale/Credit/Estimate list, it will load blank. This allows the window to open more quickly and enables you to use the various filter options (i.e. User Filters, Quick Filter, etc.) to more quickly search through the lists as it will only load what you need and none of what you don’t. However, you are still able to use the Default Filter to “Show All” and load your entire list.
With Fast Lists enabled, the lists also gain “paging” options. This is another feature of Fast Lists created to speed things up. Imagine you have a Customer:Job list with 300,000 records. Instead of trying to load all 300,000 the list will only load a certain amount per page, a number which is set in preferences. This reduces load times and increases productivity.
The Customer:Job list with “Fast Lists” enabled
- When Fast Lists is enabled, the Customer:Job list will load in “Flat” view. That is, it will display Parent:Child relationships with the parent name, a colon, and then the child name. (Ex. Megamart and Megamart:Store1)
- When Fast Lists is not enabled, the Customer:Job list will display Parent:Child relationships in hierarchial view.
Preferences – Appearance