[reportlab-users] PDF Generation performance
Wed, 24 Dec 2003 15:30:22 -0700
A couple of years ago I sent a case study to Andy that contained
performance numbers for a HUGE report I used to run. I'll see if I can
find it. Maybe Andy has it laying around somewhere. It's been a while
and I don't know if I've still got it.
On Wed, 2003-12-24 at 04:31, Shayan Raghavjee wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm having a major performance issue, and it's nothing that a pill off
> the internet could solve, I was hoping you could give me some input.
> I've been using Reportlab for a few months, but never really needed any
> huge reports. Some reports have taken ages to build, but that was more
> due to the SQL statement complexity than anything else.
> I'm currently working on something that doesn't require too much heavy
> SQL stuff, but does generate PDFs with sometimes well over a hundred
> pages. I've noticed Reportlab takes an age to build the file, a 100 page
> document typically took 15 minutes, which is far outside the required
> speed. I'm not entirely sure where the problem lies. The form is
> basically a table with some required information on top, and another at
> the bottom, which is a table of tables. Maybe it's too complex?
> How long should it take for 100 pages? Is there any way to make it
> faster, using templates or something, because most of the info is
> Any help, or ideas would be welcomed with open arms.
> Shayan Raghavjee
> St. James Software
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