Tips for creating a GI that does not slow down the entire system.

  • 10 August 2022
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A client recently created a GI and the system almost came to a standstill.  When the process was stopped the performance was back to normal.

I seem to think that there was a post about things to avoid when designing a GI so that it does not drain too much of the CPU but cant find it.


Can anyone help?






Best answer by Laura02 10 August 2022, 18:00

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I think a GI needs a "GO” button, because everytime you change a parameter (if more than one) it searches. Why net choose all your parameters and then click "GO”?

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@jmorgan if you have a specific GI that is problematic, feel free to export it and attach it here for review

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Thanks Laura,

That is useful




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Look at what tables are being used and how they are joined. Incorrect joins can cause many multiples of records to be generated by a GI.  On any GI that is pulling transactions, I use conditions and parameters to avoid sending “all” transactions to the screen. For example, add a required parameter/filter so the customer must choose a period or an account when showing transaction-level detail.

I hope this helps you.

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Thanks Kbeatty21

It is a GI executed within Acumatica.  We are not pulling the data externally from PowerBi.


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Hi @jmorgan 

Does the GI have the OData selected? There were a few posts regarding that:

Why is OData $select parameter so slow? | Community (


If not, what is the data you are trying to pull for the GI? It could be how the GI is written and what the system is trying to search for. 


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