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Looking for method to display 400k+ records quickly for selection

MajikTara asked
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
I am looking for any assistance on an issue that has come up. I am developing a application that contains an "Entity" table. This table contains the name, status and id of over 400k names. My application has screens where it is necessary to access this table for selecting an "Entity". The issue is that it takes a long time to fill a dataset with this many records.

What I am looking for is any suggestions on how to do this in a more timely manner. An example would be to somehow open a connection to the SQL server and display the contents of a view (similar to the method in Access of using a query to populate a combo box or datagrid).

I am using VB.Net 2003 (Visual Studio Architect), back end is a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 running on MS Windows 2003.

Any ideas would be welcomed!

Thanks all, MT
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