Index Block

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11 Sep, 2015 06:45 PM

I am having a bit of a difficult time understanding the index block and Value of Depth of Index.
I have an index block, used for my main navigation. My Depth of Index value is '6' and works fine and perfect, however deeper level pages were added and needed to increase the depth of index value in order to reach asset. But increasing depth of index, did not work and it broke my nav on upper level pages.. why would that happen? I though increasing depth of index would cover all folder hierarchy. Could somebody help me resolve this issue.. I am unable to create sub level folders pass a specific level at the moment.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 11 Sep, 2015 06:52 PM

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    Assuming this isn't an issue with the Format you're using, you may be hitting the indexed asset limit that is configured in your instance. Here are the settings I would check in order:

    • On the Index Block itself, what is the Max Rendered Assets value? If you increase this by 500, does the behavior on your Pages change?
    • In your Content Preferences (System Menu -> Preferences -> Content), what is the Max Assets in Index Blocks value? You'll want to make sure this is set higher than your Index Block's Max Rendered Assets setting.
    • Also in your Content Preferences, what is the Maximum Rendered Size of an Index Block (MB) set to? You can try increasing this by ~5MB for each 1G of RAM that you have allocated to Cascade.

    Keep in mind that all of these settings exist to prevent potential performance issues in the system that can be caused by massive Index Block renderings.

    Let me know what you find.


  2. 2 Posted by pipequeno on 11 Sep, 2015 07:13 PM

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    Hi Tim,
    This is what i checked:
    On index block itself, Max Rendered Assets was '0' .. (increasing didn't work)
    Check on Content Preferences - Max Assets in Index.. it was set to '1000' since u mentioned this has to be higher than on index block, I set that to 0 ...
    I went back to index block and increase Depth of Index... this seemed to have resolve the issue...

    I am just wondering on Content Preferences, setting Max Assets in Index block to '0' .. would that affect major performance on the system?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tim on 11 Sep, 2015 07:16 PM

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    In this case it sounds like your Index Block was hitting the system-wide maximum for the Max Assets in Index Blocks setting (which was 1000). You should not set this to 0 (unlimited) since - as you mentioned - it will affect performance in the system. I would bump it up by 500 (so, 1500) and then only increase from there as needed.

    Let me know if you have any additional questions!


  4. 4 Posted by pipequeno on 11 Sep, 2015 07:29 PM

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    Thanks Tim,
    I will be doing just as suggested. Issue resolved.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Tim on 11 Sep, 2015 07:34 PM

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    Awesome. Have a good weekend!

  6. Tim closed this discussion on 11 Sep, 2015 07:34 PM.

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