Hi we run 2014 developer in one of our qa environments.
I was talking to a peer recently about a report she is testing. It has a large number of parameters relative to other reports in our system, 15 in all.
each of the first six params are enterable by the user representing different high and low amounts, years, number of days and number of times billed. only the last of those 6 has a default of billed 2 times. The first 5 are nullable.
the 7th param has only 2 choices in its drop down, is required, allows only one selected value, and both choices are physically listed in the parameter's available values.
the 8th parameter only lists 3 items currently but they come from a query that traverses millions of records to arrive at those values and 1 or more choices are required.
the 9th parameter is a multi select from 3 items physically listed in the parameter's available list.
the 10th parameter's available list is dependent on what was chosen for params 8 and 9. At most it lists 50 choices, it is a multi select and is required.
the 11th parameter is a multi select location that is sourced by a query and lists over 300 choices. it is required.
the remaining 4 parameters are 2 dates, sort order (just 2 choices) and account encoding (just 3 choices). none of these uses a query to populate available values. all of these are required and have a default. .
my peer is saying that when she changes parameter choices (even before param 10), she sees an unnatural or unexpected delay before she can even pick the next parameter.
we are wondering what could explain this and if based on the profile i've given if the order of params was to be changed if that might improve this experience she is describing?