During our recent discussion of SortValues and UniqueValues, I made passing reference to an article I wrote a few years ago on the topic of “pseudo indexing“, i.e., displaying a list of unique values for a specific field for a found set, rather than for all records.
Well today we’re going to dust the pseudo indexing demo off, and update it to take advantage of the above-mentioned new-in-16 functions. Why bother? Here’s why: the new implementation…
- is simpler (has fewer moving parts)
- scales better
- is less brittle (prone to breakage if schema is renamed)
- enables you to bring new fields on board faster
- can sort the pseudo index in ascending or descending order