The fastest way to run a query on Bubble

I’ve noticed a big difference in speed when loading a repeating query via ‘Do A Search for’ vs versus loading the same request server-side by setting up an External API to connect to a Backend Workflow with ‘Request Data From API’ action. The latter seems to be about 5x faster.

For the experienced Bubblers / Bubble engineers - is the External API recommended as best practice for large queries? It seems odd that we can only get the best performance via an External API request.

Well, the API shouldn’t be faster, but I suppose it could be. Note: Make sure you’re coming to this conclusion correctly. (E.g., if you do a Search and then fetch the same data via an API call without refreshing the page, you’ll come to the wrong conclusion. One should also keep in mind rate limiting.)

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