As a user I would like the ability to delay the filtering (currently the query is fired to the database each time you tab out of a field), so that my search can be made more efficient.

A specific use case is filtering large tables such as change log entries. You need to filter on 5 fields in a huge table, each time you tab out of a field the query triggers and you have to wait long to get a result... which you know is not the result you want as you want to key in 4 more filters on other fields.

Saving a view helps a little but is not at all providing a good experience for the above use case.
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Thank you for this suggestion! Currently this is not on our roadmap. We are tracking this idea and if it gathers more votes and comments we will consider it in the future.

Best regards,
Business Central Team



How do you imagine this should work? Would you delay for some N seconds and restart every time a filter text box is edited, and once N seconds pass without editing actually do the query? Or would you add a new button to say 'Apply Filters' and not make any attempt to query until that is pressed?

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