KB-2168 Slow rule or content suggestions in Appian Designer


When typing cons! or rule! in Appian Designer, the suggestion pop-up is slow or hangs indefinitely. 


The performance of this suggestion depends on the number of object versions. Therefore, if the rule! or cons! suggestions are slow, a large number of rule or constant versions, respectively, likely exists in the environment.


Follow the "Action" section in KB-1226 to identify and clean up rules and constants with a large number of versions.

Alternatively, the same data can be retrieved directly in Appian Designer without importing an application by running the getcontentobjectswithnumofversions() function from the Content Tools plugin in an expression rule.

Affected Versions

This article applies to all versions of Appian.

Last Reviewed: December 2020