Dropdown performance/limits in recipes

In a recipe I have a list field type. The options are fetched from a remote and can contain more than 1000 items. Is there a limit to how many items the dropdowns will function properly with?

Hey @fatih,

That’s a great question! I’ll clarify this with the team just to be sure I can provide the most up-to-date info on this. From my perspective, it might not be very user-friendly to provide a list with this many options for the user. What do you think?

As soon as I have an update on this, I’ll get back to you with an update.


Hey @AlexSavchuk,

The component for the list type has a search input in recipes. I agree that searching the dropdown manually would be very cumbersome.

Hi @fatih!

Helen stepping in for Alex here.

Our devs let us know that if you have less than 1,000 items, you should be fine. If you have more than 1,000 items though, you should definitely implement pagination.

There’s no imposed limit though!

Hey @Helen,

Thanks for the info! Could you let me know how pagination would be implemented in the dropdown in a recipe? I do not see a configuration option.