Fastest way to generate a pdf?

Hi there

I’m working on a quote generation app.
This one have many (many, many…) tables related to each other, and evenly child-parent relationships, and some images as well.

Generating such a pdf lasts around 1,5 minute from the moment I sync, which is quite a long time for my users.
Is there a fastest way to generate it, using zapier for example ?

Many thanks in advance for your insights !

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The only way you’re going to get the PDF to generate faster is going to be through making the formulas you use more efficient.

If you’ve got a ton of SELECT() formula going on, that’s going to hurt you with speed.

  • Making use of reverse references will significantly reduce the rendering time needed.

If you search the community, there’s been a lot of good discussion over the years over the topic of making your app more efficient.


Hi @MultiTech_Visions

You are probably right, this must be on my use of SELECT.
However, I’m aware of the advantages of reverse references and use it as much as I can.

I will proceed to a whole review of my app formula in order to detect the one I can optimize.

Thank you very much for your answer !