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Dynamic Loading


Dynamic Loading mode allows loading data partially, not all at once, by a client-side request. It decreases the initial loading time and loading of the server.

To work correctly, the related mode should be enabled on the client side:

  • grid - smart rendering and paging modes
  • treegrid - dynamic branch loading mode
  • tree - dynamic branch loading mode
  • combo - partial autocomplete ( you don't need it for normal autocomplete)
  • dataview - dynamiс scrolling or dynamic paging

To activate the mode you should use the method dynamic_loading():


In the 'dynamic loading' mode you can't use GROUP BY within SQL query


  • none - for a tree,treegrid.
  • a number of rows which should be initially loaded (the value should be greater than the number of rows visible in the grid, or at least it should be a positive number) for a grid.
  • a maximum number of options which the server will send to a combo in the 'autocomplete mode' for a single data request.

Tree/TreeGrid specific

Normally, the connector makes all operations automatically and doesn't need any customization.

But in case of the dynamic loading into Tree/TreeGrid, a database can contain a field indicating if the current item is a branch or a leaf. In the beforeRender event handler you are allowed to mark an item as a leaf or a branch (it decreases the number of SQL queries and increases the performance).

function custom_define($item){
    if ($item->get_value("is_a_branch"))

The same approach can be used for the non-dynamic mode of Tree/TreeGrid as well. It's not obligatory but lets you increase the data generation performance.

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