I think it would be neat, and valuable for very large apps, if we could could have a toggle on Virtual Columns that basically say’s “For display only” can not be used in other expressions. Then this will reduce the initial calc time, calculating it on the fly as needed for display purposes.
Maybe you could explain a bit more by what you mean by:
Why can’t they be used in other expressions?
Wouldn’t that just be a Show column’s Content value? It’s dynamic for display, but not reference-able as a value.
I’m mainly thinking for reverse references. Not having to calculate 20000 records on load, Ave just show them correctly where needed. IDK. LoL. I want my cake and eat it too.