In order to reduce the amount of data required on page load, I’m converting my tables to fixed cell counts and allowing a user to move page by page (or jump to a page). This way, I don’t need to go fetch all of my data at once. Some lists may have tens of thousands of records.
In these tables, I’ve found it helpful to know where you are within the list and how many items are in the list.
I can use the Do a Search for:count method, but I think that will first need to load all of them. Do you know if there is a method (maybe I need to use the app’s API, or I can save the data as a field [although there are potentially many variation]) that will allow me to count the number of records without getting all of them?