Slow loading of UITableView. How know why?

Slow loading of UITableView. How know why?

I have a UITableView that show a long list of data. Use sections and follow the sugestion of .

The flow is load a main UITableView & push a second selecting a row from there.

However, with 3000 items take 11 seconds to show. I suspect first from the load of the records from sqlite (I preload the first 200). So I cut it to only 50.

However, no matter if I preload only 1 or 500, the time is the same.

The view is made from IB and all is opaque.

I run out of ideas in how detect the problem. I run the Instruments tool but not know what to look.

Also, when the user select a cell from the previous UITable, no visual feedback is show (ie: the cell not turn selected) for a while so he thinks he not select it and try several times. Is related to this problem.

What to do?

NOTE: The problem is only in the actual device:

  • iPod Touch 2d generation
  • Using fmdb as sqlite api
  • Doing the caching in viewDidLoad
  • Using NSDictionary for the caching
  • Using a NSAutoreleasePool for the caching part.
  • Only caching the row ID & mac 4 fields necesary to show the cell data
  • UIView made with interface builder, SDK 2.2.1
  • Instruments say I use 2.5 MB in the device

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The -[FMResultSet next] call can be a very expensive call to make, depending on the data that's getting loaded.

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You might want to consider pre-caching all of the data before actually displaying the table.

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This means that you would do all of your FMDB calls before the table gets shown on the screen..
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Without seeing any code, I think I would be inclined to think that you need to index you tables.

. You should see an enormous speed up by adding an index on the attributes you query on.

You can do this by using the CREATE INDEX SQL command..

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