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Status Future Consideration
Product Spotfire
Categories API
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 12, 2023

Ability to disable storing data in the undostack to prevent continuous increase in memory consumption when data is refreshed

Per request from the Support team (Case#02157929), I am creating this urgent feature request.

The customer(s) are severely impacted by the continuous memory consumption when the open template (a dashboard) has automatic refresh every n minutes. At a certain customer, memory usage increased from 4GB to 64GB due to refreshes...

We suspect this is a result of undo/redo functionality. If you agree, then we need:

* Ability to set the maximum number of possible undo/redo with '0' as a valid value which means no undo/redo. This should be a configuration variable at application and document levels, with an API to set it.

* Add an API to force flush the reserved memory for redo/undo. This would be useful if the user wants to flush the undostack every n number of refreshes...

Please plan to implement this ASAP.


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    Magnus Rylander
    Mar 23, 2023

    For use cases where data needs to be refreshed regularly, we recommend using the Scheduled Updates feature.

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