Any way to show progress while an ON-REV page is processing a script?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon Aug 8 17:24:37 EDT 2011


definitely make your process times short; do small batches at a time,
otherwise you might get a notice from the timeout police!

 In other words, you need to give time for other processes other than your
own to 'do their thing'. The small performance hit is worth it for a happy
server for all, besides it breaks out of the blocking and give a moment to
do your         .... progress display.


On 8 August 2011 12:43, Bruce Pokras <bruceap at comcast.net> wrote:

> Mike,
>
> Thanks for your reply. The input page has a form into which a user types or
> pastes a list of patents. Upon clicking "Submit" the form POSTS the list to
> the .lc page for processing. For each patent in the list, the script of the
> .ic page sends a query to a European Patent Office server. The script then
> formats the response from the server for each patent as a row in a table. At
> the end of the processing the table is displayed. For a long list of patents
> this could take a while. So I am looking for some way for the .lc page to
> display the progress of its going through the list.
>
> Regards,
>
> Bruce
>
> On Aug 6, 2011, at 1:58 PM, Michael Kann wrote:
>
> > Bruce,
> >
> > I'm working on something similar. When you write that you have a "list of
> patent numbers processed by a .lc or .irev page" do you mean that you are
> going out to fetch the patents each time, or will all the data be on your
> server? The reason I ask is if the data is on your server it might be better
> to attack the user delay in your code, rather than work on a progress bar.
> >
> > For example, I'm presenting 993 titles of videos; all in a similar
> format, but the whole list is different each time. When I started out it
> took about 6 seconds from button click to the list appearing. After setting
> up a poor man's index and retooling a few loops I've gotten the return trip
> down to about 50 milliseconds -- good enough for government work.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >
> > --- On Sat, 8/6/11, Bruce Pokras <bruceap at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > From: Bruce Pokras <bruceap at comcast.net>
> > Subject: Any way to show progress while an ON-REV page is processing a
> script?
> > To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> > Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 11:46 AM
> >
> > I have a form that uses POST to get a list of patent numbers processed by
> a .lc or .irev page. Right now, the whole list has to be processed before
> the user sees that anything has happened. In my case, once all the patent
> numbers have been processed, the user will see a page of tables with
> information about each patent. In my revlet version of this process, it was
> easy to have a field display the progress of the processing with 1 of 20, 2
> of 20, 3 of 20, etc. being displayed in a field as the processing of each
> patent took place.
> >
> > Is there any way to display a progress indicator while the .lc or .irev
> page is processing the patent numbers? I have tried a couple of things, such
> as having a separate "put" command for each patent, but nothing is displayed
> until all of the patents have been processed.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Bruce Pokras
> > Blazing Dawn Software
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