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High Interactivity Application Deployment Planning

High interactivity applications should be deployed in a way that maximizes local browser performance. For an overview of high interactivity mode, see About Standard and High Interactivity Modes.

Several factors influence this performance:

  • Default column display. Users can select which columns to display in list applets. Deploy applications with the minimum number of columns set to display. Then allow users to select which columns to add. Displaying fewer columns improves performance by minimizing the number of Web templates and amount of data required to build views in response to user requests.
  • View layout caching. Administrators can determine the number of views to be cached by the user's browser. When a view is cached, subsequent visits will cause a user request for only a data update. The Web templates required to build the view are retrieved from the browser cache. The Siebel Server does not rebuild them again. Caching views improves response time. Set the number of views to be cached as high as practical.
  • User login. The first login is generally the most time-consuming. The client infrastructure caches the main components of the application on first login. Subsequent logins require far fewer resources. Cached objects remain on the client computer until the cache is cleared or a new version of the application configuration is available.
  • Browser version. Use the latest supported version of Microsoft Internet Explorer in your application development, testing, and deployment environments. Besides fixes, the latest versions frequently include performance enhancements and improved ActiveX and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) support.
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