Coda always crashes on large data sheet. Help?

Can anyone help me with a workaround?

When modifying a large worksheet, Coda always crashes or it takes forever to load. The page usually times out so it’s quite frustrating.

For example, one sheet has appx 10,000 lines and 12-15 columns, without any calculations. (Maybe one column has a mathematical formula) My internet speed is 70mbps.

I know it’s just me because Coda is too amazing to let this be a problem for everyone.

Hi @MK_2109, once you get to 10,000 rows of data we do indeed see some performance issues with docs. This is something our team has been actively working on! In the meantime, you can speed up your doc by hiding columns you don’t normally look at or set up filter in your big table. Most people put their master table in some “admin” folder of their doc and build views that have many filters so that you only see the rows that matter to you. Let me know if these strategies speed up your doc!

Hey thanks for writing in. We’ve been making some improvements to performance and was digging through old posts. How are things going with your doc? Based on your description, I should be able to help you get a doc of that size to run very smoothly. Please feel free to reach out on Intercom!

Oo me too! I’d love to hear some of these strategies @Angad. Any general principles you can post here?

Thanks for the request Jack. We’re working on something very exciting to help with just that. Hope to have an update in a week or two. Watch this space!

Meanwhile, if you can share your doc with us, we’d be happy to take a look and help you figure out how to make things faster. Can you please ping us on intercom?

I’m about a month from needing it, so a week or two will be like sliding into home plate just in time. My eyes are peeled!


Hey! I know we were talking about Tables and rows, but is there a limit for sections in a doc?

Hey @Pedro_Miguel_Rocha_Silveira you shouldn’t really see any issues with having too many sections. It’s only a problem if each section is very big (which we are working on fixing) or if you have too many different views of a table as a result of having too many sections.

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Any news on the performance updates? This is the only item that is stopping me from using Coda.

Our doc is about 4,000 rows with calcs and it grinds to a halt.

Hey @Litra_Sales + anyone else watching this thread

We just made some announcements related to performance:

Thanks @Angad, this is the single biggest thing that will sway me to Coda. Unfortunately beforehand it wasn’t clear if this was fully acknowledged how much of a limiting factor this was - but it clearly on your radar now.

Looking forward to pushing ahead with some new docs and developments.

PS: please also work on the search speed :wink:

Thank you. Search speed is definitely on our list although admittedly it is not at the top of our list. Hope to get to it soon but can’t promise a time unfortunately.