Well I once worked with a certain company in the financial field whose Windows programmers were constantly complaining about how "slow" the iBM i was in returning result sets. Turned out the real problem was they were retrieving a million plus rows which they planned to display to the user for their selection! They apparently thought that was reasonable.

I tend to agree that 9,999 should be more than enough - but how to handle that in a user-friendly way is the issue. If you have offered them to display customers with a wildcard match on the name and they enter *a* on a high file ...



On Nov 25, 2019, at 2:10 PM, Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Please make the case for ever, ever wanting a larger than 9999 subfile? It is outside my range of imagination.

On 11/25/2019 9:56 AM, dlclark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
"MIDRANGE-L"<midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on 11/25/2019
10:33:24 AM:
I'm sure Jerry - it is only limited by the number of records you
store and/or rebuild. I can only guess that whoever wrote the
program you are talking about imposed their own limit of 9,999.
In 30 years of subfile programming I have never been able to load
more than 9,999 lines in a subfile. Has something changed?


Sincerely,

Dave Clark
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